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Mechanical Behavior of Organ-on-Chip


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.C0401 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Steven David Hudson 240.688.7883
Paul Francis Salipante 301-975-2820


Organ on a chip aims to be a more efficient way to gather pharmacokinetic data. To more accurately monitor the performance and health of some organs, such as blood vessels and bone, we also need to develop a platform for in situ mechanical measurements, which may be achieved by measuring deformation under controlled stress and flow. 3D printing is used to construct custom geometries. Arthritic disease states are induced with lipopolysaccharide and glucose. Osteoporotic states are induced by knock out. Mechanisms of disease and repair will be assessed by biomarkers, in situ electrochemical sensors and tissue morphology.

key words
Organ on chip; Biomechanics; Microfluidics; Bio tissue constructs; Bone; Vascular;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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