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Jiro Nagatomi, Ph.D.

Jiro Nagatomi Professor
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (Cellular Bioengineering), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2002

Research Interests
Cellular mechanotransduction
Tissue Engineering

Office 401-4 Rhodes Engineering Research Center
Phone 864-656-5193

Mechanobiology Laboratory

Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology

Cellular mechanotransduction of hydrostatic pressure
Mechanosensitive ion channels of bladder urothelial cells
Intracellular signal transduction pathways
Bone-marrow stem cell differentiation under pressure

Mechanical Conditioning of Cells for IVD tissue regeneration
Collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Mercuri
Bioreactors for mechanical stimulation
Mechanical characterization of engineered tissue

Hydrogel-based smart tissue adhesive
Thermal crosslinking polymer
Mechanical properties tailored for urological organs
Drug-delivery for scar inhibition