Blast Cellular Mechanics

Current Projects

Impulsive Pressurization of Neuronal Cells

Based on the assumption that blast-induced overpressure, or high stress impulse, is the main cause of TBI, we investigated the effects of impulsive pressurization on neuronal cell functions. A novel impulsive pressurization apparatus capable of controlling pressure level and duration time has been built using the Kolsky bar set-up. By examining axon shape change, cell apoptosis, and neuronal cell marker (MAP2) gene expression, we expect to reveal the cell/molecular changes under pressurization... More »
Photo of Kolsky Bar

The Kolsky Bar