Welcome to the homepage of Andrew Rape. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
My research is in the area of cell mechanobiology, specifically in investigating the mechanisms in which cells interact with their environment. To do this, I employ a variety of techniques including: phase-contrast, fluorescence, and traction force microscopy, substrate material property modulation via polyacrylamide hydrogels, and micropatterning.
I am originally from just north of Pittsburgh and received my B.S. from the University of Rochester in Biomedical Engineering in 2008.