Washington University in St. Louis

Engineering

Frank Yin

Professor
Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Biography
Professor Yin is a founding fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has recently served as president of the Biomedical Engineering Society, editor-in-chief of the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, and a member of the national advisory council of the National Institute of Biological Imaging and Bioengineering. He is also a member of numerous academic and industrial advisory boards.

In 1997, Professor Yin came to Washington University in St. Louis from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to lead the Department of Biomedical Engineering. From 1978 to 1997, he had appointments in medicine (cardiology), physiology, and biomedical engineering departments at Johns Hopkins University.
Research
Professor Yin's research interests encompass soft tissue biomechanics, cell mechanics and hemodynamics. Currently, his research work involves determining how cells respond morphologically, functionally and genetically to various mechanical stimuli.
 
He also utilizes nanoindentation with atomic force microscopy to determine the dynamic mechanical properties of cell and sub cellular constituents. This research has applications to cancer, as well as tissue healing and remodeling.
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Contact Frank Yin
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1097
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130
Office

Brauer Hall, Room 3003

Phone (314) 935-6164
Fax (314) 935-7448
Email yin@wustl.edu
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Education
MD, University of California-San Diego, 1973
PhD, University of California-San Diego, 1970
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965
 
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