Soft Tissue Biomechanics
This is my professional development website describing my research programme in biomechanics. Here you'll be able to find:
- Current and past projects, and future research plans.
- Scientific affiliations with colleagues and institutions.
- Contact information.
- Protocols & techniques, and links that I find useful.
My name is Ted Uyeno (a Japanese surname pronounced as "bueno" without the "b"). Currently I'm a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. I received my Ph.D. training in Invertebrate Biomechanics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Invertebrate Biology from University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
My interest is in mechanics; the form, function and evolution of living mechanisms. I choose to work with invertebrates because of their vast diversity of extremely understudied morphologies. I am particularly interested in studying deformable soft tissue structures that are capable of complex and diverse movements. My current research attempts to characterize the form, function, and control of "muscle articulations". These are extremely flexible joint structures that are formed of muscle and connective tissues, the range of motion of which may be limited not by morphology, but by neural control!
Feel free to browse through these pages and let me know if you have any questions.
NB. Flagstaff time and local weather can be
found on the Contact page.
07/07/07 - Hello Flagstaff!
The Uyenos have now officially moved to Flagstaff AZ. See contact link for updated information.
06/01/07 - Postdoc
Ted accepts a postdoctoral research position with Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa at the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University.
05/01/07 - Dr. Uyeno
Ted receives his Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.