The Fritton Lab is a part of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics group of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York, located in the Grove School of Engineering. The focus of the Tissue Mechanics Laboratory is to understand the adaptive response of bone to altered physiological conditions.
The lab uses a combined experimental and computational approach to investigate interstitial fluid flow around osteocytes, which is believed to play a role in the mechanism by which bone tissue detects external mechanical stimuli and deposits or resorbs bone as needed. Our lab is currently trying to understand how bone mechanotransduction is altered in both disuse and postmenopausal osteoporosis.
More details about our work can be found under Research Projects