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Research in the Hutcheson Cardiovascular Matrix Remodeling Lab (CMRL) focuses on the mechanisms through which tissues are built and maintained and the pathological changes that lead to disease. Our primary focus is on cardiovascular disease–the leading cause of death in Western societies. Our research combines advanced imaging, materials science, biomechanics, and molecular biology to connect cellular processes to tissue function. By understanding the ways that cells sense and respond to each other and to changes in their environment, we can develop new ways to detect initiators of disease and find interventions that restore tissue to a normal state. Accomplishing these goals requires an interdisciplinary effort with researchers working at the interface between bioengineering and molecular biology.

Lab News

Sept. 11th

The lab receives an NSF I-Corps award! Please join me in congratulating Dr. Hutcheson and Valentina Dargam for receiving notice of a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) award, ” I-Cops: AI-based Heart Sound Screening for Early-Stage Heart Disease.” Read more about the project here. Congrats team!

Aug. 23th

PhD candidate Valentina receives prestigious NIH fellowship!
Join us in congratulating PhD candidate Valentina Dargam on being a recipient of the National Institute of Health (NIH) F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research award. She is the PI of this fellowship. Congrats!

July 22nd

Congrats to Hooi for being selected as a finalist for an AHA award! Postdoc Hooi Hooi Ng has been selected by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a finalist for the Elaine W. Raines Early Career Investigator Award. She will give a podium presentation at the AHA Scientific Sessions conference, where the winner will be selected. Way to go!

Aug. 24th
Beginning of Fall Semester

First day of Fall 2020 semester at Florida International University. Although this semester may look and feel a little different, we are happy to be back to school, even if it’s virtually!

Wallace H. Coulter Foundation BME Seminars

Join us every Friday at 9:00 am (EST) via Zoom for a research seminar, with lectures from BME faculty all over the US. Click here for a schedule of our speakers and to register!

2020 BMES Annual Virtual Meeting

Join us at this years BMES annual meeting, taking place in your home office! Check out the presentation from the lab:

Presenter Title Session Date & Time
Denise Hsu Calcific Media Combined with Media from Oscillatory Flow-Conditioned Valve Endothelial Cells Leads to Valve Interstitial Cell Calcification Cardiovascular Biomechanics
October 14th, 9:00-10:00 am (EST)
Valentina Dargam Accelerated Aortic Valve and Cardiac Remodeling in a Chronic Kidney Disease Mouse Model Heart Valve Structure and Disease
October 16th, 3:00-4:15 pm (EST)
Anet Sanchez Cardiac Electrophysiological Abnormalities in Chronic Kidney Disease Poster Session