Washington University, St. LouisEngineering

Guy Genin

Prof. Genin joined Washington University in 1999. His training includes B.S.C.E. and M.S. degrees from Case Western Reserve University, S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in applied mechanics and solid mechanics from Harvard, and post-doctoral training at Cambridge and Brown.
Prof. Genin is the recipient of numerous awards for engineering design, teaching, and research, including a Research Career Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Skalak Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Professor of the Year awards from the Washington University School of Engineering, from the Washington University Student Union, and from Philip V. Bayly.
Prof. Genin studies interfaces and adhesion in nature, physiology, and engineering. His current research focuses on interfaces between tissues at the attachment of tendon to bone, between cells in cardiac fibrosis, and between subcellular components in plant defenses.
Selected Publications
Massouros, P.G., P. V. Bayly, and G. M. Genin.  “Strain Localization in an Oscillating Maxwell Viscoelastic Cylinder.” To appear in International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2013.
Bin He, Todd Coleman, Guy M. Genin, Gary Glover, Xiaoping Hu, Nessa Johnson, Tianming Liu, Scott Makeig, Paul Sajda, Kaiming Ye.  To appear in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2013.
Kolluru, Pavan V., Justin Lipner, Wenying Liu, Younan Xia, Stavros Thomopoulos, Guy M. Genin, and Ioannis Chasiotis. "Strong and Tough Mineralized PLGA Nanofibers for Tendon-to-bone Scaffolds." To appear in Acta Biomaterialia, 2013.
Elliot L. Elson and Guy M. Genin.  The role of mechanics in actin stress fiber kinetics. To appear in Experimental Cell Research, 2013.
Samantha J. Polak, Laurie E. Rustom, Guy M. Genin, Michael Talcott, Amy J. Wagoner Johnson.  “A mechanism for effective cell-seeding in rigid, microporous substrates.”  To appear in Acta Biomaterialia, 2013.
Yuan Feng, Ruth J. Okamoto, Ravi Namani, Guy M. Genin, Philip V. Bayly.  “Measurements of mechanical anisotropy in brain tissue and implications for transversely isotropic material models of white matter.” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 23:117-132, 2013.  doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.04.007
Schwartz, AG, Lipner, JH, Pasteris, JD, Genin, GM, Thomopoulos S. “Muscle loading is necessary for the formation of a functional tendon enthesis.”  Bone 55(1):44-51, 2013.
Structural Interfaces and Attachments in Biology, S. Thomopoulos, V. Birman, and G. M. Genin, eds. New York: Springer, 2012.  ISBN: 9781461433163.
Selected Research
Title: Cross-scale interactions between mineral and collagen for tendon-bone attachment
Role: PI.  Joint PI: Stavros Thomopoulos, PIs of subcontracts: Markus Buehler (MIT), Ioannis Chasiotis (UIUC), Pedro Ponte Casteñada (Penn)
Sponsor: jointly funded by NIH and NSF (U01EB016422-01A1, 2013 – 2018, $3,061,433)
Title: In vivo measurement of brain biomechanics
Role: Co-I. PI: Phil Bayly
Sponsor: NIH (R01NS055951, 2013 – 2018, $2,255,327)
Title: Using traction force microscopy to probe the molecular regulation of innate immunity
Role: PI.  Joint PI: Celeste Morley
Sponsor: Washington University Strategic Research Alliance (2013 –2014, $25,000)
Role: PI.  Joint PIs: Elliot Elson and Tetsuro Wakatsuki (In Vivo Sciences, LLC)
Sponsor: NIH (R01HL109505, 2012 – 2016, $2,040,630)
Title: Bio-Frontier Point-of-Care Technology
Role: Senior Team Member. PI: Tianjian Lu, Xi’an Jiaotong
Sponsor: Guangdong Province and Shunde District Government (2012-2017, ¥20,000,000)
Title: Nanofiber scaffolds with gradations in mineral content for rotator cuff repair
Role: Co-I.  PIs: Leesa Galatz, Stavros Thomopoulos, and Younan Xia (Georgia Tech)
Sponsor: NIH (R01AR06082001, 2011 – 2016, $1,368,000)
Title: Mechano-electric regulation at the plant cell periphery
Role: Co-PI.  PI: Barbara Pickard
Sponsor: NSF (CMMI1102803, 2011 – 2014, $300,000)
Contact Guy Genin
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1099
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130

Green Hall, Room 3120D

McDonnell Sciences, Room 225

Phone (314) 935-5660
Fax (314) 935-4014
Email genin@wustl.edu
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PhD, Harvard University, 1996
SM, Harvard University, 1993
MS, Case Western Reserve University, 1992
BSCE, Case Western Reserve University, 1990

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Urbauer Hall, CB 1185, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-6047, Fax: (314) 935-4014

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