Professor Genin was a post-doctoral researcher at Cambridge University and Brown University before he joined Washington University in St. Louis in 1999.
Professor Genin's research interests include cellular, mineral, and tissue mechanics at the tendon-to-bone interface, or "insertion."
He also studies the mechanical response of the brain to skull acceleration, and aspects of cellular membrane mechanics relevant to HIV replication.
Elson, E.L., Fried, E., Dolbow, J.E., and Genin, G.M
. “Phase separation in biological membranes: integration of theory and experiment.” Invited review. To appear in Annual Review of Biophysics
Marquez, JP, Elson, EL, Genin, GM. “Whole cell mechanics of contractile fibroblasts: relations between cellular and extracellular matrix moduli.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A. 368(1912):635-54, 2010.
, Alistair K, Birman V, Wopenka B, Pasteris JD, Marquez JP, Thomopoulos S. "Functional grading of mineral and collagen in the attachment of tendon to bone.” Biophysical Journal
, 97(4):976-85, 2009.
and Birman V. “Micromechanics and Structural Response of Functionally Graded, Particulate-Matrix, Fiber-Reinforced Composites.” Invited paper for a special edition of the International Journal of Solids and Structures
in memory of Liviu Librescu. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46: 2136–2150, 2009.
Nekouzadeh A, Pryse KM, Elson EL, Genin GM
. "Stretch-induced force-shedding, force recovery, and cytoskeletal remodeling in contractile fibroblasts." Journal of Biomechanics
, 41(14):2964-71, 2008.