Prof. Megan T. Valentine

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Associate Professor
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University of California, Santa Barbara
Megan Valentine
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Megan Valentine, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, joined the University of California, Santa Barbara faculty in 2008 after completing a Physics PhD at Harvard University and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University in Biological Sciences, under the support of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Her experimental research investigates how forces are generated and transmitted in living materials, with an emphasis on understanding how cells establish and maintain mechanical integrity, and how to use biological designs to manufacture high performance materials. In 2013 she was awarded an NSF CAREER Award for her work on neuron mechanics.
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