Helms Research and Teaching


The mechanical properties of nanofibers are important in biology and material science. A major focus of my lab is investigating the mechanics of nanofibers and how they obtain their properties.

We specifically study:


Biophysics is an interdisciplinary field that uses the principles and theories of physics and applies them to biological systems. This interdisciplinary field can take many forms from instrumentation development to systems biology to cell mechanics.

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My research interests are in the areas of biophysics, nanotechnology, nanofiber mechanics, and hemostasis. Specific interests include:

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