Elliot L. Elson, Ph.D.

Elliot L. Elson, Ph.D.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

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Publications (PubMed / NIH)

Office: 2811 North Building
Phone: 314-362-3346
Email: elson(at)wustl.edu


Dynamics and equilibrium of interactions of molecules in cells and model systems. Mechanics and dynamics of cells and tissues.

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Babaei B., Davarian A., Lee S.L., Pryse K.M., McConnaughey W.B., Elson E.L., & Genin G.M. (2016). “Remodeling by fibroblasts alters the rate-dependent mechanical properties of collagen.” Acta Biomater. 2016 Jun;37:28-37. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.03.034. Epub 2016 Mar 23. (Abstract)

Elson E.L. & Genin G.M. (2016). “Tissue constructs: platforms for basic research and drug discovery.” Interface Focus. 2016 Feb 6;6(1):20150095. doi: 10.1098/rsfs.2015.0095. (Abstract)

Li Y., Huang G., Li M., Wang L., Elson E.L., Lu T.J., Genin G.M., & Xu F. (2016). “An approach to quantifying 3D responses of cells to extreme strain.” Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 18;6:19550. doi: 10.1038/srep19550. (Abstract)

Babaei B., Abramowitch S.D., Elson E.L., Thomopoulos S., & Genin G.M. (2015). “A discrete spectral analysis for determining quasi-linear viscoelastic properties of biological materials.” J R Soc Interface. 2015 Dec 6;12(113):20150707. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0707. (Abstract)

Rowe R.A., Pryse K.M., Asnes C.F., Elson E.L., & Genin G.M. (2015). “Collective matrix remodeling by isolated cells: unionizing home improvement do-it-yourselfers.” Biophys J. 2015 Jun 2;108(11):2611-2. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2015.04.026. (Abstract)

Babaei B., Davarian A., Pryse K.M., Elson E.L., & Genin G.M. (2015). “Efficient and optimized identification of generalized Maxwell viscoelastic relaxation spectra.” J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2015 Mar;55:32-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.10.008. Epub 2015 Oct 17. (Abstract)

Nguyen B., Sokoloski J.E., Galletto R., Elson E.L., Wold M.S., & Lohman T.M. (2014). “Diffusion of human replication protein A along single-stranded DNA.” J Mol Biol. 2014 Sep 23;426(19):3246-3261. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2014.07.014. Epub 2014 Jul 22. (Abstract)

Genin G.M. & Elson E.L. (2014). “Mechanically guided cell migration: less of a stretch than ever.” Biophys J. 2014 Feb 18;106(4):776-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2014.01.016. (Abstract)

Elson E.L. & Genin G.M. (2013). “The role of mechanics in actin stress fiber kinetics.” Exp Cell Res. 2013 Oct 1;319(16):2490-500. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2013.06.017. Epub 2013 Jul 29. (Abstract)

Elson E.L. (2013). “Brief introduction to fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.” Methods Enzymol. 2013;518:11-41. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-388422-0.00002-9. (Abstract)