We are primarily focused on the role of the immune system in diseases of the cardiovascular system, but are generally interested in remodeling of soft tissues.
General Research Areas
We are interested in the role of the cell-cell adhesion protein Cadherin-11 in promoting cardiovascular remodeling associated with coronary heart disease
We are interested in the mechanobiological mechanisms underlying regional vascular remodeling associated with chronic hypertension
We are interested in the relationship between biomechanics and inflammation in the context of soft tissue remodeling
We are interested in developing new approaches for mechanical characterization of geometrically-complex tissues
We are interested in the measurement of cellular mechanical properties in health and disease
We thank all of the organizations that have funded our research