Mechanosensing in Human Biology
Rapid developments in precision medicine and computational science have provided us with a growing number of genome and metabolome databases to explore. Our lab is using these data to explore uncharted territories of human biology by creating exciting hypotheses to test. Already we have found new mutations in genes encoding mechanosensitive proteins associated with surprising phenotypic traits from a half million individuals. We will investigate more novel areas of human biology where mechanotransduction plays unrecognized roles.