Does hyperglycemia promote cellular dysfunction in heart disease?

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Ryan Pedrigi
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Additional Faculty
Dr. Ruiguo Yang
Potential UCARE Research Position?
Start Date
1/15/18 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week

Conduct isolated cell experiments to examine how the response of cells to an applied load changes under increasingly hyperglycemic conditions. Explore a potential mechanism for why diabetics are three-times more likely to have a heart attack. Learn numerous techniques used in the field of bioengineering, including cell culture, microscopy, and nanorobotics. Join a team that is working in the exciting technical areas of mechanobiology, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering to make an impact in the fields of cardiovascular medicine, diabetes, wound healing, and ophthalmology.

 Please contact Dr. Ryan Pedrigi for more information.

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