Collaborators

The Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group is actively involved in numerous collaborative projects with other nationally-renowned investigators and labs.

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1 Georgia Tech Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
The Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics (CFM) Research Group at Georgia Tech has been one of the pioneering laboratories in the world studying the function and mechanics of heart valves and other complex cardiac defects. Established in 1979 by Dr. Ajit Yoganathan in the Chemical Engineering Department at Georgia Tech, the CFM laboratory is now located in the Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience.
2 Michael Sacks, Ph.D.
Professor Sacks' research focuses on the quantification and modeling of the structure-mechanical properties of native and engineered cardiovascular soft tissues. His research includes multi-scale studies of cell/tissue/organ mechanical interactions in heart valves. He is particularly interested in determining the local stress environment for heart valve interstitial cells. Recent research has included developing novel constitutive models of right ventricular myocardium that allow for the individual contributions of the myocyte and connective tissue networks.
3 UCSF Biomechanics Lab
Under the direction of Mark Ratcliffe, M.D. & Julius Guccione, Ph.D., the UCSF Cardiac Biomechanics Lab uses state of the art mechanical engineering analysis to determine the cause and to design treatments for the ventricular remodeling and heart failure that occurs after myocardial infarction.
4 Francis Spinale, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Spinale is head of Cardiothoracic Surgery Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. His research interests include mechanisms and novel treatments for heart failure.
5 Jason Burdick, Ph.D.
Headed by Jason Burdick, Ph.D., the Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory is within the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. The focus of the laboratory is both fundamental and applied studies for the development of polymer networks that can be used for understanding stem cell behavior, tissue regeneration, and drug delivery.
6 Jonathan Wenk, Ph.D.
Dr. Wenk is an Assistant Professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Engineering. His research interests include finite element modeling, non-linear solid mechanics, cardiovascular mechanics and material properties, and fluid-structure interaction modeling.
7 University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Research Group
Under the direction of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Radiology, the Cardiovascular Research Group develops and applies novel magnetic resonence imaging and analysis tools for the study of cardiovascular function and flow.
8 University of Pennsylvania Ultrasound Research Laboratory
The Penn Ultrasound Research Laboratory is interested in different aspects of ultrasound imaging and its applications to imaging cardiovascular system. The major emphasis of the lab is on innovation of new ultrasound techniques to serve clinical needs. The various studies currently being pursued include measurement of angiogenesis, vascularity, contrast agents and the effects of various physical and pharmaceuticals agents on blood flow and tissue vascularity.
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