Roland R. Kaunas

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Office: 5020 ETB
Phone: 979-845-2412

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Dr. Roland R. Kaunas is associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His laboratory focuses on determining how stresses and strains are generated in cells in response to mechanical stimuli such as tensile stretch and fluid shear stress, and how these mechanical signals are transduced into intracellular signals leading to changes in cell behavior.

Past and current projects include studies on the role of cytoskeletal organization on mechanotransduction, the effects of flow on angiogenesis and lymphatic function, and the development of mechanosensitive engineered tissues. 


  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison