Welcome to the Bayly Lab

We use dynamics and imaging to understand the behavior of cells and tissues.

Brain biomechanics
The mechanical basis of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) remain incompletely understood. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and MR elastography allow us to visualize brain motion and uncover the mechanics that underlie TBI.


Waves and oscillations in cilia and flagella
These subcellular organelles beat rhythmically to propel cells or move fluid. We measure and model flagella behavior, in collaboration with experts in imaging and cell biology, to understand the basis of these autonomous, propulsive oscillations.

Finite element simulation of flagella waves caused by viscoelastic instability