Lidan You

Associate Professor, Erwin Edward Hart Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

BSc (Beijing), MSc (Beijing), PhD (New York), FCSME, PEng

Research Stream:  Cell & Tissue Engineering

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Email: | Tel: 416 978-5736 | Office: Mechanical Building (MC), 5 King’s College Road, Room 314D

Main Appointments

  • Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Our research interest is focused on solving biomechanical questions in muscular skeletal system at the cellular level.

In specific, we are working on the anti-resorptive effect of mechanical loading on bone tissue; pressure effect on bone cell mechanotransduction; osteogenic potential of high frequency low magnitude vibration on bone adaptation; angiogenesis involvement in initiation of bone resorption under disuse condition; the advanced microfluidic system for bone cell mechanotransduction study; the role of focal adhesion assembly in cell mechanosensitivity using micropatterned surface; and the development of advanced artificial bone matrix by employing novel microfabrication technologies.