Russell Lab Home

Welcome to the website for Dr. Brenda Russell and her research laboratory in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Feel free to explore the links on the page to learn about our current lab and projects.


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Images left to right: Human cardiomyocytes derived from inducible pluripotent stem cells aligned on microgrooved surface, neonatal rat ventricular cardiomyocytes and fibroblasts binding to magnetic microrod, cardiac fibroblast anchoring to polydimethylsiloxane micropost.


Russell Lab: In the News

March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Brenda Russell PhD was elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering with the citation stating this is for her “distinguished contributions in the field of mechanobiology and the exploration of forces in biologic responses of cells and tissues”. The award was presented in in Washington DC on 25th March 2019. Photo Christine Schmidt, AIMBE President (left), Brenda Russell (center), Tejal Desai, AIMBE College of Fellows Chair (right).