Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Dr. Macarak joined the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology in 1992. One area of research in Dr. Macarak’s laboratory is investigating the mechanisms of cellular response to externally applied mechanical deformations. He has developed, tested, and patented a device that permits the application of precise mechanical deformations to cells in culture. With this device, cells can be grown in vitro and evaluated with respect to their response to a variety of mechanical forces. Dr. Macarak has a long history of involvement with teaching at the School of Dental Medicine in the fields of histology, physiology, and gross anatomy.