Laboratory Personnel

Philippe Sucosky,PhD, FAHA
MSCBL Director and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Expertise: experimental and computational fluid dynamics, mechanobiology, biophysics, medical devices

Samantha Atkins,PhD student

Group leader, Vascular and Valvular Mechanobiology

Expertise: regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, mechanobiology

Jason Shar,PhD student

Group leader, Computational Cardiovascular Hemodynamics

Expertise: fluid-structure interaction modeling, anatomic reconstruction

Janet Liu,MS student

Expertise: cardiovascular mechanobiology, bioreactor design, aortopathy, bicuspid aortic valve

Ashish Madan,MS student

Expertise: particle image velocimetry, anatomic reconstruction, aortopathy, bicuspid aortic valve

Johana Barrientos,BS student

Expertise: cardiovascular mechanobiology, valvular calcification, aortopathy, bicuspid aortic valve

Our Collaborators

George Akingba,MD, PhD
Vascular Surgeon, Indiana University School of Medicine

Expertise: vascular surgery, vascular access, medical devices, bioinstrumentation, bioMEMS

Nalini Rajamannan,MD
Medical Director, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Cardiology and Valvular Institute

Expertise: valvular heart disease, echocardiography, lipid disorders, hypertension

Evaldas Girdauskas,MD, PhD
Consultant cardiac surgeon, Central Hospital Bad Berka, Department of Cardiac Surgery

Expertise: aortic valve and aortic surgery, bicuspid aortic valve, minimally-invasive cardiac surgery, TAVI

Jane Grande-Allen,PhD
Professor, Rice University, Department of Bioengineering

Expertise: heart valve biomechanics, extracellular matrix, glycosaminoglycans

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