• Engineering Research Center Will Help Expand Use of Therapies Based on Living Cells thumbnail Photo

    Engineering Research Center Will Help Expand Use of Therapies Based on Living Cells

    September 18, 2017

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $20 million to a consortium of universities to support a new engineering research center (ERC) that will work closely with industry and clinical partners to develop transformative tools and technologies for the consistent,…

  • Pilot Funding Report: Cardiac Fiber Imaging Using Ultrasound and DTI thumbnail Photo

    Pilot Funding Report: Cardiac Fiber Imaging Using Ultrasound and DTI

    August 28, 2017

    Cardiac Fiber Imaging Using Ultrasound and DTI PI: Baowei Fei, Ph.D. 2014 HeRO Pilot Award   Cardiac fibers directly affect the mechanical, physiological and pathological properties of the heart. Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of hospitalization, death,…

  • KO8 Awarded to Dr. Pam Winterberg thumbnail Photo

    KO8 Awarded to Dr. Pam Winterberg

    August 24, 2017

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes early death from a type of heart failure due to a thick and stiff heart. Our project is trying to better understand what causes the thick and stiff heart during CKD and to find new…

  • Xu Lab Published in Stem Cell Reports thumbnail Photo

    Xu Lab Published in Stem Cell Reports

    August 22, 2017

    Downregulation of LGR5 Expression Inhibits Cardiomyocyte Differentiation and Potentiates Endothelial Differentiation from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Rajneesh Jha, Monalisa Singh, Qingling Wu, Cinsley Gentillon, Marcela K. Preininger, Chunhui Xu Understanding molecules involved in…

  • R21 Awarded to Dr. Erin Buckley thumbnail Photo

    R21 Awarded to Dr. Erin Buckley

    July 21, 2017

    In July, Dr. Buckley received an R21 from the NIH/NHLBI through their “Bold New Bioengineering Methods and Approaches for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and Diseases” funding opportunity.  Her proposal, entitled “Microvascular cerebral blood…

  • Rajneesh Jha Wins 2nd Place Basic Science Poster Award thumbnail Photo

    Rajneesh Jha Wins 2nd Place Basic Science Poster Award

    June 09, 2017

    Rajneesh Jha Wins 2nd Place Basic Science Poster Award at 2017 Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference "Metabolic Approach to Promote the Maturation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes" Cinsley Gentillon, Rajneesh Jha, Antonio Rampoldi, Wen-Mei Yu, Shuzhao Li, Bill Liang, Andrei Todor,…

  • Aline Yonezawa Receives BME Outstanding Departmental Service Award thumbnail Photo

    Aline Yonezawa Receives BME Outstanding Departmental Service Award

    April 25, 2017

    Six graduate students and one faculty advisor were honored at this year’s third annual BME Graduate Awards event hosted by the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory.  The Outstanding Departmental Service…

  • Kids with Heart Defects Face Learning Challenges thumbnail Photo

    Kids with Heart Defects Face Learning Challenges

    February 21, 2017

    Children born with heart defects face learning challenges and inadequate special education assistance in elementary school, according to a new study.  Matthew Oster, MD featured in AHA news.