"The Multi-Scale Cardiovascular Bioengineering Laboratory (MSCBL) applies state-of-the-art engineering techniques to solve challenges in cardiovascular research. In this highly multidisciplinary program, the knowledge of the flow characteristics in different cardiovascular structures, and the identification and prediction of the mechanobiological pathways leading to disease will guide the development of early medical interventions for the treatment of congenital and degenerative cardiovascular disorders."
Associate Professor, MSCBL Director
particle image velocimetry, fluid-structure interaction modeling, aortic flow, valvular flow, ventricular flow
tissue and cell culture systems, inflammation, remodeling, calcification, fibrosis
vascular access technology, patency improvement, intimal hyperplasia
Investigation of the role of hemodynamic forces in: 1) calcific aortic valve disease, 2) bicuspid aortic valve complications, 3) hemodialysis vascular access patency, and 4) discrete subaortic stenosis.