SHADWICK, ROBERT E. / Life sciences / Researchers

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Life sciences / SHADWICK, ROBERT E.


Principal Investigator,
Professor of Marine Biology
Marine Biology Research Division,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.

Research interests

Structure and mechanical properties of connective tissues in skeletal and circulatory systems. Biochemical, morphological and biomechanical investigations on mechanical design of biological structures. Molecular basis of extensibility and stiffness changes of connective tissues in echinoderms. Structure and biomechanical properties of the arteries of invertebrates with well developed circulatory systems. Molecular basis of construction of elastomeric proteins. Muscle dynamics in locomotion.


Shadwick, R.E., Steffensen, J.F., Katz. S.L. and Knower, T. 1998. Muscle dynamics in fish during steady swimming. Amer. Zool.38: 755-770.

Szulgit, G.K. and Shadwick, R.E. 1998. Novel, non-cellular adhesion and tissue grafting in the utable collagenous tissue of the sea cucumber Parastichopus parvimensis. J. exp. Biol. 201:3003-3013.

Shadwick, R.E. 1998. Elasticity in arteries. American Scientist 86:535-541.

Shadwick, R. E., Katz, S. L., Korsmeyer, K. E., Knower, T. and Covell, J. W. (1999). Muscle dynamics in skipjack tuna: timing of red muscle shortening in relation to activation and body curvature during steady swimming. J. exp. Biol. 202, 2139-2150.

Szulgit, G.K. and Shadwick, R.E. (2000). Dynamic mechanical characterization of a mutable collagenous tisue: response of sea cucumber dermis to cell lysis and dermal extracts. J. exp. Biol.

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