**Additional authors**: Ricardo Cortez, Lisa Fauci, Tom Hata, Mimi Koehl, Hoa Nguyen

MS07 -
CDEV-2

Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room (#3020C) in The Ohio Union

# Recent Studies on the Biomechanics and Fluid Dynamics of Living Systems: Cellular Biomechanics and Microfluidics

#### Thursday, July 20 at 04:00pm

Room assignment: Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room (#3020C) in The Ohio Union.

**MS06-CDEV-2**(click here).

**Organizers:**

#### Wanda Strychalski, Alexander Hoover

**Description**:

From the blebbing of cells to the undulations of fish, biomechanical and biofluidic systems are ubiquitous in nature. Many of these systems involve interplay of multiple physics, such as the structures’ elasticity, the fluid dynamics of differing length scales, and neural activity. Other times, these processes can include chemical signaling, rheological properties of biomaterials, as well as osmotic and the biochemical processes that drive their motion. In this minisymposium, we focus on modeling the biological processes that undergird these biofluidic and biomechanical systems, with methods that range from computational simulation to asymptotic analysis. Talks in this session focus on the modeling and simulation of microscale phenomena, such as cell migration, bone cell signaling, fiber dynamics, and embryogenesis. This minisymposium aims to bring together these communities to discuss recent advances in modeling, analysis, and computational simulation for investigating the interplay of biological processes with fluid mechanics. This is the companion minisymposium of 'Recent Studies on the Biomechanics and Fluid Dynamics of Living Systems: Locomotion and Fluid Transport'.

#### Hongfei Chen

*Tulane University (Department of Mathematics)*

###### "Effects of Choanoflagellate Colony Shape on Hydrodynamic Performance"

#### Nigar Karimli

*Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Mathematics)*

###### "A three-dimensional mathematical model of a viscoelastic osteocyte immersed in flow"

**Additional authors**: Luoding Zhu, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Jared Barber, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

#### Sharon R. Lubkin

*North Carolina State University (Mathematics)*

###### "Geometry, pattern, and mechanics of notochords"

**Additional authors**: Evan J Curcio, North Carolina State University, Biomathematics Graduate Program

#### Kendall Gibson

*Tulane University (Mathematics)*