Portrait of Lidan You

Lidan You

Professor, Erwin Edward Hart Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

PhD, PEng

Research Stream:  Cell & Tissue Engineering

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

Main Appointments

  • Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
  • Institute of 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.

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