Tamara Bidone Research Lab
I am an assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah. My research interests lie at the intersection of biomechanics, computer science, and cellular biophysics. Specifically, I work on developing models of cell adhesions, mechanosensing, and actomyosin contractility, with the ultimate purpose of providing a rigorous theoretical framework to study how emergent cell properties arise from individual molecular components.
I received my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy) in 2013, under the supervision of Professor Franco Maria Montevecchi. I worked in the Mechanobiology Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in the group of Multiscale Mechanical and Biological Engineering of the University of Zaragoza. Before joining the University of Utah, I was a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Gregory Voth's group at the University of Chicago and in Professor Dimitrios Vavylonis's group at Lehigh University.