Mauck Laboratory

Eric Dai

Graduate Student in Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania


Knoxville, TN


B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2016, Washington University

Areas of Special Interest

Eric's research interests focus on understanding the cellular response and subsequent adaptation to mechanical and molecular cues and leveraging these principles towards orthopaedic tissue engineering. When he's not in lab, Eric can be found singing in the shower, playing chamber music, or further honing his already-devastating jump shot.Nuclear Mechanotransduction, Mechanobiology, Mesenchymal Stem Cells


Z. Chen, Q. Guo, E. Dai, N. Forsch, L. Taber. How the embryonic chick brain twists. Journal of the Royal Society Interface (In press). 2016 October.

Q. Guo, E. Dai, X. Han, S. Xie, E. Chao, Z. Chen. Fast nastic motion of plants and bioinspired structures. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2015 June, 12: 20150598. These authors contributed equally to this work.

Abstracts:E. Dai, X. Han, Z. Chen. Quantifying Helical Origami. Presented at APS March Meeting 2015 in San Antonio, TX and Undergraduate Design Competition at ASME IMECE 2015 in Houston, TX.Z. Chen, Q. Guo, E. Dai, N. Forsch, L. Taber. How the embryonic chick brain twists. Presented at BMES Annual Meeting 2015 in Tampa, FL.

E. Dai, J. Li, L. Solnica-Krezel. The roles of dachsous2 in regulating cell shape during zebrafish gastrulation. Presented at the University of Chicago for the Midstates Consortium for Math and Science 2014 in Chicago, IL.

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