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Ryosuke Yokosawa, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant

Research Interests:

  • 3D cell culture
  • Microphysiological Systems
  • Mechanobiology
  • Tissue Engineering



  • B.S. Innovative Mechanical Engineering, Kogakuin University
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Student, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences



De La Pena A, Mukhtar M, Yokosawa R, Carrasquilla S, Simmons CS (2021). Quantifying cellular forces: Practical considerations of traction force microscopy for dermal fibroblasts. Experimental dermatology30(1), 74-83.

Rubiano A, Indapurkar A, Yokosawa R, Miedzik A, Rosenzweig B, Arefin A, ... & Ribeiro AJ. (2020). Characterizing the Reproducibility in Using a Liver Microphysiological System for Assaying Drug Toxicity, Metabolism and Accumulation. Clinical and Translational Science.

Stewart DC, Serrano PN, Rubiano A, Yokosawa R, Sandler J, Mukhtar M, ... & Simmons CS. (2018). Unique behavior of dermal cells from regenerative mammal, the African Spiny Mouse, in response to substrate stiffness. Journal of biomechanics81, 149-154.