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Kristin Myers

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

About Kristin Myers

Kristin Myers is an associate professor of mechanical engineering within the biomedical engineering department at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. She runs a soft tissue biomechanics laboratory on the campus of Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Myers’s work focuses on the biomechanics of pregnancy and the female reproductive system. She is one of only a few engineering teams creating computational models of pregnancy to uncover structural mechanisms of preterm birth and to design functional biomedical devices in pregnancy. To understand preterm birth biological pathways her work has also revealed how hormonal action orchestrates the cervix to remodel itself from a mechanical barrier to protect the fetus to a compliant passageway that allows for safe delivery. She earned her mechanical engineering doctorate and master’s degree from MIT and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. 

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