(last updated 4/26/2022)







Taber LA (2004). Nonlinear Theory of Elasticity: Applications in Biomechanics, World Scientific, New Jersey.


Taber LA (2020). Continuum Modeling in Mechanobiology, Springer Nature (2020). Amazon


Journal Articles

  1. Steele CR and Taber LA (1979). Comparison of WKB and finite difference calculations for a two-dimensional cochlear model, 1001-1006. J Acoust Soc Amer65
  2. Steele CR and Taber LA (1979). Comparison of WKB calculations and experimental results for three-dimensional cochlear models, J Acoust Soc Amer 65, 1007-1018.
  3. Steele CR and Taber LA (1981). Three-dimensional model calculations for guinea pig cochlea, J Acoust Soc Amer 69, 1107-1111.
  4. Taber LA and Steele CR (1981). Cochlear model including three-dimensional fluid and four modes of partition flexibility, J Acoust Soc Amer 70, 426-436.
  5. Khalil TB, Viano DC, and Taber LA (1981). Vibrational characteristics of the embalmed human femur, J Sound Vibr 75, 417-436.
  6. Taber LA (1982). Large deflection of a fluid-filled spherical shell under a point load, J Appl Mech 49, l2l-l28.
  7. Taber LA and Viano DC (1982). Comparison of analytical and experimental results for free vibration of nonuniform composite beams, J Sound Vibr 83, 219-228.
  8. Taber LA (1983). Compression of fluid-filled spherical shells by rigid indenters, J Appl Mech 50, 7l7-722.
  9. Taber LA (1984). Large deformation mechanics of the enucleated eyeball, J Biomech Eng 106, 229-234.
  10. Taber LA (1985). Nonlinear asymptotic solution of the reissner plate equations, J Appl Mech 52, 907-912.
  11. Taber LA (1985). On approximate large strain relations for a shell of revolution, Int J Non-Linear Mech 20, 27-39.
  12. Cagan J and Taber LA (1986). Large deflection stability of spherical shells with ring loads, J Appl Mech 53, 897-901.
  13. Taber LA (1986). A variational principle for large axisymmetric strain of incompressible circular plates, Int J Non-Linear Mech 21, 327-337.
  14. Taber LA (1987). Asymptotic expansions for large elastic strain of a circular plate, Int J Solids Struct 23, 719-732.
  15. Taber LA (1987). On boundary layers in a pressurized mooney cylinder, J Appl Mech 54, 280-286.
  16. Taber LA (1987). Large elastic deformation of shear deformable shells of revolution: theory and analysis, J Appl Mech 54, 578-584.
  17. Taber LA (1988). On a theory for large elastic deformation of shells of revolution including torsion and thick-shell effects, Int J Solids Struct 24, 973-985.
  18. Taber LA (1988). Large-strain behavior of unsymmetric laminates, J Appl Mech 55, 738-740.
  19. Kempski MH, Taber LA, and Su FC (1988). Large elastic deformation of shear deformable shells of revolution: numerical and experimental results, J Appl Mech 55, 629-634.
  20. Taber LA (1989). Comparison of elasticity and shell theory results for large deformation of rubberlike shells, Int J Non-Linear Mech 24, 237-249.
  21. Taber LA (1991). On a nonlinear theory for muscle shells: I. Theoretical development, J Biomech Eng 113, 56-62.
  22. Taber LA (1991). On a nonlinear theory for muscle shells: II. Application to the active left ventricle, J Biomech Eng 113, 63-71.
  23. Yang M and Taber LA (1991). The possible role of poroelasticity in the apparent viscoelastic behavior of passive cardiac muscle, J Biomech 24, 587-597.
  24. Su FC and Taber LA (1992). Torsional boundary layer effects in shells of revolution undergoing large axisymmetric deformation, Comput Mech 10, 23-37.
  25. Taber LA, Keller BB, and Clark EB (1992). Cardiac mechanics in the stage-16 chick embryo, J Biomech Eng 114, 427-434.
  26. Taber LA (1992). A theory for transverse deflection of poroelastic plates, J Appl Mech 59, 628-634.
  27. Taber LA (1992). Axisymmetric deformation of poroelastic shells of revolution, Int J Solids Struct 29, 3125-3143.
  28. Taber LA, Hu N, Pexieder T, Clark EB, and Keller BB (1993). Residual strain in the ventricle of the stage 16-24 chick embryo, Circ Res 72, 455-462.
  29. Lin IE and Taber LA (1994). Mechanical effects of looping in the embryonic chick heart, J Biomech 27, 311-321.
  30. Yang M, Taber LA, and Clark EB (1994). A nonlinear poroelastic model for the trabecular embryonic heart, J Biomech Eng 116, 213-223.
  31. Taber LA, Sun H, Clark EB, and Keller BB (1994). Epicardial strains in embryonic chick ventricle at stages 16 through 24, Circ Res 75, 896-903.
  32. Taber LA, Lin IE, and Clark EB (1995). Mechanics of cardiac looping, Dev Dynamics 203, 42-50.
  33. Lin IE and Taber LA (1995). A model for stress-induced growth in the developing heart, J Biomech Eng 117, 343-349.
  34. Taber LA, Yang M, and Podszus WW (1996). Mechanics of ventricular torsion, J Biomech 29, 745-752.
  35. Taber LA and Eggers DW (1996). Theoretical study of stress-modulated growth in the aorta, J Theor Biol 180, 343-357.
  36. Taber LA and Podszus WW (1997). A laminated shell model for the infarcted left ventricle, Int J Solids Struct 34, 223-241.
  37. Miller CE, Vanni MA, Taber LA, and Keller BB (1997). Passive stress-strain measurements in the stage-16 and stage-18 embryonic chick heart, J Biomech Eng 119, 445-451.
  38. Taber LA (1998). A model for aortic growth based on fluid shear and fiber stresses, J Biomech Eng 120, 348-354.
  39. Taber LA (1998). An optimization principle for vascular radius including the effects of smooth muscle tone, Biophys J 74, 109-114.
  40. Taber LA (1998). Biomechanical growth laws for muscle tissue, J Theor Biol 193, 201-213.
  41. Taber LA (1999). Pattern formation in a nonlinear membrane model for epithelial morphogenesis, Acta Biotheoretica 48, 47-63.
  42. Taber LA, Ng S, Quesnel AM, Whatman J, and Carmen CJ (2001). Investigating Murray's law in the chick embryo, J Biomech 34, 121-124.
  43. Taber LA and Zahalak GI (2001). Theoretical model for myocardial trabeculation. Dev Dynamics 220, 226-237.
  44. Taber LA and Humphrey JD (2001). Stress-modulated growth, residual stress, and vascular heterogeneity, J Biomech Eng 123, 528-535.
  45. Chabert S and Taber LA (2002). Intramyocardial pressure measurements in the stage-18 embryonic chick heart, Am J Physiol 282, H1248-H1254.
  46. Ping L, Taber LA, and Humphrey JD (2002). Approach to quantify the mechanical behavior of the intact embryonic chick heart, Ann Biomed Eng 30, 636-645.
  47. Taber LA and Chabert S (2002). Theoretical and experimental study of growth and remodeling in the developing heart, Biomech Modeling Mechanobiol 1, 29-43.
  48. Voronov DA and Taber LA (2002). Cardiac looping in experimental conditions: the effects of extraembryonic forces, Dev Dynamics 224, 413-421.
  49. Alford PW and Taber LA (2003). Regional epicardial strain in the embryonic chick heart during the early looping stages, J Biomech 36, 1135-1141.
  50. Zamir EA, Srinivasan V, Perucchio R, and Taber LA (2003). Mechanical asymmetry in the embryonic chick heart during looping, Ann Biomed Eng 31, 1327-1336.
  51. Gleason RL, Taber LA, and Humphrey JD (2004). A 2-D model of flow-induced alterations in the geometry, structure, and properties of carotid arteries, J Biomech Eng 126, 371-381.
  52. *Zamir EA and Taber LA (2004). On the effects of residual stress in microindentation tests of soft tissue structures, J Biomech Eng 126, 276-283.
  53. Voronov DA,Alford PW, Xu G, and Taber LA (2004). The role of mechanical forces in dextral rotation during cardiac looping in the chick embryo, Dev Biol 272, 339-350.
  54. Zamir EA and Taber LA (2004). Material properties and residual stress in the stage 12 chick heart during cardiac looping, J Biomech Eng 126, 823-830.
  55. Latacha KS, Remond M, Ramasubramanian A, Chen AY, Elson EL, and Taber LA (2005). The role of actin polymerization in bending of the early heart tube, Dev Dynamics 233, 1272-1286.
  56. Nerurkar NL, Ramasubramanian A,  and Taber LA (2006). Morphogenetic adaptation of the looping embryonic heart to altered mechanical loads, Dev Dynamics 235, 1822-1829.
  57. Ramasubramanian A, Latacha LS, Benjamin JM, Voronov DA, Ravi A, and Taber LA (2006). Computational model for early cardiac looping, Ann Biomed Eng 34, 1655-1669.
  58. Remond M, Fee JA, Elson EL, and Taber LA (2006). Myosin-based contraction is not necessary for cardiac c-looping in the chick embryo, Anat Embryol 211, 443-454.
  59. **Taber LA, Zhang J, and Perucchio R (2007). Computational model for the transition from peristaltic to pulsatile flow in the embryonic heart tube, J Biomech Eng 129, 441-449.
  60. Filas BA, Efimov IR, and Taber LA (2007). Optical coherence tomography as a tool for measuring morphogenetic deformation of the looping heart, Anat Rec 290, 1057-1068.
  61. Ramasubramanian A and Taber LA (2008). Computational modeling of morphogenesis regulated by mechanical feedback, Biomech Modeling Mechanobiol  7, 77-91.
  62. Alford PW, Humphrey JD, Taber LA (2008). Growth and remodeling in a thick-walled artery model: efects of spatial variations in wall constituents, Biomech Modeling Mechanobiol 7, 245-262.
  63. Taber LA (2008). Theoretical study of Beloussov’s hyper-restoration hypothesis for mechanical regulation of morphogenesis, Biomech Modeling Mechanobiol 7, 427-441.
  64. Alford PW and Taber LA (2008). Computational study of growth and remodeling in the aortic arch, Comp Meth Biomech Biomed Eng 11, 525-538.
  65. Filas BA, Knutsen AK, Bayly PV, and Taber LA (2008). A new method for measuring deformation of folding surfaces during morphogenesis, J Biomech Eng 130, 061010.
  66. Ramasubramanian A, Nerurkar NL, Achtien KH, Filas BA, Voronov DA, and Taber LA (2008). On modeling morphogenesis of the looping heart following mechanical perturbations, J Biomech Eng 130, 061018.
  67. Xu G, Bayly PV, and Taber LA (2008). Residual stress in the adult mouse brain, Biomech Modeling Mechanobiol 8,253-262.
  68. Taber LA (2009).Toward a unified theory for morphomechanics, Phil Trans Roy Soc A 367, 3555-3583.
  69. Xu G, Kemp PS, Hwu JA, Beagley AM, Bayly PV, and Taber LA (2009). Opening angles and material properties of the early embryonic chick brain, J Biomech Eng 132, 011005.
  70. Xu G, Knutsen AK, Dikranian K, Kroenke CD, Bayly PV, and Taber LA (2010). Axons pull on the brain, but tension does not drive cortical folding,  J Biomech Eng 132, 071013.
  71. Yao JJ, Maslov KI, Shi YF, Taber LA, and Wang LHV (2010). In vivo photoacoustic imaging of transverse blood flow by using doppler broadening of bandwidth.  Optics Letters 35, 1419-1421.
  72. Young JM, Yao J, Ramasubramanian A, Taber LA, and Perucchio R (2010). Automatic generation of user material subroutines for biomechanical growth analysis.  J Biomech Eng 132, 104505.
  73. Knutsen AK, Chang YV, Grimm CM, Phan L, Taber LA, and Bayly PV (2010). A new method to measure cortical growth in the developing brain.  J Biomech Eng 132, 101004.
  74. Varner VD, Voronov DA, and Taber LA (2010). Mechanics of head fold formation: Investigating tissue-level forces during early development.  Development 137, 3801-3811.
  75. Filas BA, Bayly PV, and Taber LA (2010). Mechanical stress as a regulator of cytoskeletal contractility and nuclear shape in embryonic epithelia.  Ann Biomed Eng 39, 443-454. (link)
  76. Taber LA, Shi Y, Yang L, and Bayly PV (2011). A poroelastic model for cell crawling including mechanical coupling between cytoskeletal contraction and actin polymerization.  J Mech Mat Struct 6, 569-589.
  77. Filas BA, Varner VD, Voronov DA, and Taber LA (2011). Tracking morphogenetic tissue deformations in the early chick embryo. J Vis Exp, e3129.
  78. Yao J, Varner VD, Brilli LL, Young JM, Taber LA, Perucchio R (2012). Viscoelastic material properties of the myocardium and cardiac jelly in the looping chick heart. J Biomech Eng 134, 024502.
  79. Filas BA, Oltean A, Beebe DC, Okamoto RJ, Bayly PV, Taber LA (2012). A potential role for differential contractility in early brain development and evolution. Biomech Model Mechanobiol 11:1251-1262.
  80. Filas BA, Oltean A, Majidi S, Bayly PV, Beebe DC, Taber LA (2012). Regional differences in actomyosin contraction shape the primary vesicles in the embryonic chicken brain. Phys Biol 9:066007.
  81. Varner VD, Taber LA (2012). Not just inductive: a crucial mechanical role for the endoderm during heart tube assembly. Development 139:1680-1690. PMC3317971.
  82. Varner VD, Taber LA (2012). On integrating experimental and theoretical models to determine physical mechanisms of morphogenesis. Biosystems 109:412-419.
  83. Bayly PV, Taber LA, Carlsson AE (2012). Damped and persistent oscillations in a simple model of cell crawling. J R Soc Interface 9:1241-1253.
  84. Knutsen AK, Kroenke CD, Chang YV, Taber LA, Bayly PV (2012). Spatial and Temporal Variations of Cortical Growth during Gyrogenesis in the Developing Ferret Brain. Cereb Cortex 23:488-498.
  85. Bayly PV, Okamoto RJ, Xu G, Shi Y, Taber LA (2013). A cortical folding model incorporating stress-dependent growth explains gyral wavelengths and stress patterns in the developing brain. Phys Biol 10:016005.
  86. Wyczalkowski MA, Taber LA (2013). Computational and experimental study of the mechanics of embryonic wound healing. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 104:125-146.
  87. Boyle JJ, Kume M, Wyczalkowski MA, Taber LA, Pless RB, Xia Y, Genin GM, and Thomopoulos S (2014). Simple and accurate methods for quantifying deformation, disruption, and development in biological tissues. J R Soc Interface 11:20140685.
  88. ***Shi Y, Yao J, Xu G, Taber LA (2014). Bending of the looping heart: differential growth revisited. J Biomech Eng 136:081002.
  89. Shi Y, Yao J, Young JM, Fee JA, Perucchio R, and Taber LA (2014). Bending and twisting the embryonic heart: A computational model for c-looping based on realistic geometryFront Physiol 5:00297.
  90. Hosseini HS, Beebe DC, and Taber LA (2014). Mechanical effects of the surface ectoderm on optic vesicle morphogenesis in the chick embryo.   J Biomech 47:3837-3846.

  91. Shi Y, Varner VD, and Taber LA (2015). Why is cytoskeletal contraction required for cardiac fusion before but not after looping begins? Phys Biol 12:016012.

  92. Oltean A, Huang J, Beebe DC, and Taber LA (2016). Tissue growth constrained by extracellular matrix drives invagination during optic cup morphogenesis. Biomech Model Mechanobiol 15:1405-1421.
  93. Chen Z, Guo Q, Dai E, Forsch N, and Taber LA (2016). How the embryonic chick brain twists.  J R Soc Interface 13:20160395.
  94. Garcia KE, Okamoto RJ, Bayly PV, and Taber LA (2016). Contraction and stress-dependent growth shape the forebrain of the early chick embryo. J Mech Behav Biomed Mat  65: 383-397.
  95. Hosseini HS, Garcia KE, and Taber LA (2017). A new hypothesis for foregut and heart tube formation based on differential growth and actomyosin contraction. Development 144: 2381-2391.

  96. Garcia KE, Robinson EC, Alexopoulos D, Dierker DL, Glasser MF, Coalson TS, Ortinau CM, Rueckert D, Taber LA, Van Essen DC, Rogers CE, Smyser CD, and Bayly PV (2018). Dynamic patterns of cortical expansion during folding of the preterm human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 115:3156-3161.

  97. Hosseini HS and Taber LA (2018). How mechanical forces shape the developing eye. Prog Biophys Mol Biol 137: 25-36. 

  98. Oltean A and Taber LA (2018). Apoptosis generates mechanical forces that close the lens vesicle in the chick embryo. Phys Biol 15: 025001.

  99. Espinosa MG, Taber LA, and Wagenseil JE (2018). Reduced embryonic blood flow impacts extracellular matrix deposition in the maturing aorta. Dev Dyn 247: 914-923. 

  100. Garcia KE, Stewart WG, Espinosa MG, Gleghorn JP, and Taber LA (2019). Molecular and mechanical signals determine morphogenesis of the cerebral hemispheres in the chicken embryo. Development 146:dev174318.

  101. Oltean A and Taber LA (2021). A Chemomechanical Model for Regulation of Contractility in the Embryonic Brain Tube. J Elasticity 145:77-98. 



*Received 2005 Richard Skalak Best Paper Award from ASME Bioengineering Division.


**Received 2008 Richard Skalak Best Paper Award from ASME Bioengineering Division.


***Received 2015 Richard Skalak Best Paper Award from ASME Bioengineering Division.


Review Articles

  1. Taber LA (1995). Biomechanics of growth, remodeling, and morphogenesis, Appl Mech Rev 48:487-545.
  2. Taber LA (1998). Mechanical aspects of cardiac development, Prog Biophys Molec Biol 69:237-255.
  3. Taber LA and Perucchio R (2000). Modeling heart development, J Elasticity 61:165-197.
  4. Taber LA (2001). Biomechanics of Cardiovascular Development, Ann Rev Biomed Eng 3:1-25.
  5. Taber LA (2006). Biophysical mechanisms of cardiac looping, Int J Dev Biol 50:323-332.
  6. Taber LA, Voronov DA, and Ramasubramanian A (2010). The role of mechanical forces in the torsional component of cardiac looping,  Ann NY Acad Sci 1188:103-110.
  7. Ambrosi D, Ateshian GA, Arruda EM, Cowin SC, Dumais J, Goriely A, Holzapfel GA, Humphrey JD, Kemkemer R, Kuhl E, Olberding JE, Taber LA, and Garikipati, K (2011). Perspectives on biological growth and remodeling, J Mech Phys Solids 59:863-883.
  8. Wyczalkowski MA, Chen Z, Filas BA, Varner VD, Taber LA (2012). Computational models for mechanics of morphogenesis. Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today 96:132-152.
  9. Taber LA (2013). Special issue on mechanics of development. Biomech Model Mechanobiol 12:3-4. 
  10. Bayly PV, Taber LA, Kroenke CD (2013). Mechanical forces in cerebral cortical folding: a review of measurements and models. J Mech Behavior Biomed Mat 29:568-581.
  11. Taber LA (2014). Morphomechanics: transforming tubes into organs. Curr Opin Genet Dev 27:7-13.
  12. Taber LA (2018). A new wrinkle on the brain. Nature Physics 14:435--436.


Book Chapters

  1. Taber LA (1989). Application of shell theory to cardiac mechanics, (eds. AK Noor, T Belytschko, and JC Simo), ASME Press, New York, 1989, pp. 539-567.Analytical and Computational Models of Shells
  2. Taber LA and Miller CE (1995). Biomechanics of cardiac development, Developmental Mechanisms of Heart Disease (eds. EB Clark, RR Markwald, and A Takao), Futura Publishing, Armonk, NY, pp. 387-419.
  3. Taber LA and Puleo AM (1995). Poroelastic plate and shell theories, Mechanics of Poroelastic Media (ed. APS Selvadurai), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 323-337.
  4. Varahoor S, Perucchio R, Srinivasan R, and Taber LA (1998). A non-linear finite element formulation for modeling myocardial growth, in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 2, (eds. J Middleton, GN Pande, and ML Jones), Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, Amsterdam, pp. 271-278.

  5. Taber LA (2000). Biomechanical models of the developing cardiovascular system, in Mechanics in Biology (eds. G Bao and J Casey), ASME Press,  New York.
  6. Taber LA and Perucchio R (2001). Modeling heart development, in Cardiovascular Soft Tissue Mechanics (eds. SC Cowin and JD Humphrey), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 165-197.
  7. Varner VD and Taber LA (2010). On measuring stress distributions in epithelia, IUTAM Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics (eds. K Garikipati and EM Arruda), Proceedings of the IUTAM symposium held at Woods Hole, MA, June 18-21, 2008, Springer, pp. 45-54.
  8. Filas BA, Xu G, and Taber LA (2013). Mechanisms of brain morphogenesis, in Computer Models in Biomechanics (eds. GA Holzapfel and E Kuhl), Springer, New York, pp 337-349.
  9. Filas BA, Xu G, and Taber LA (2014). Probing regional mechanical properties of embryonic tissue using microindentation and optical coherence tomography, Methods in Molecular Biology 1189:3-16.
  10. Taber LA (2014). Cellular forces in morphogenesis, in Cell and Matrix Mechanics (ed. RA Kaunas), Taylor and Francis, New York, pp 259-283
  11. ****Varner VD, Xu G, Taber LA (2014). Shape is not enough to test hypotheses for morphogenesis, in Residual Stress, Thermomechanics & Infrared Imaging, Hybrid Techniques and Inverse problems, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, vol 8, pp 325-331.


****Received Best Paper Award in area of residual stress, 2013 Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.