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Cardiovascular Engineering

The department’s cardiovascular engineering research focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Areas of active research include the engineering of completely biological cardiovascular tissues for regenerative-medicine applications, the treatment and study of lymphatic disorders, and the study of calcification within the cardiovascular system.

Faculty                          Areas of Interests

The biology and physiology of the lymphatic and blood vascular systems including vascular regeneration, remodeling and pathology; Vascular biomaterials, including polymeric, natural, and metallic, for vascular repair and regeneration
Stem cell therapies; Naturally derived biomaterials; Cell sheet engineering; 3D scaffold-free tissue fabrication; Cardiovascular tissue regeneration; Neural Tissue Engineering
Physical and chemical mechanisms guiding biomineralization in vascular and bone-related cell types and tissues; Biomimetic materials; Cell and tissue mechanics; The host response to implantable materials; Composite materials for hard and soft tissue engineering