June 25-28, 2019
CMRL graduate students Amirala Bakhshian Nik, Mohammad Shaver, and Denise Hsu presented their research at SB3C 2019 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference in Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania. Mohammed gave an oral presentation and Denise and Amirala gave a poster presentation. Congrats to all for presenting their hard work!
April 18, 2019
PhD students Valentina Dargam and Amirala Bakhshian Nik represented FIU at the Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium held at FIU in Miami, Florida. Valentina won 1st place in the category of Health Sciences and Life Sciences for her poster on diagnosing early aortic valve disease.
April 1st, 2019
CMRL graduate students Valentina Dargam, Daniel Chaparro, Amirala Bakhshian Nik, and Mohammad Shaver presented their research at FIU’s 2019 Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) Graduate Symposium in Miami, Florida. Amirala and Valentina won first and second place, respectively, and will representing FIU at the 2019 Conference of Florida Graduate Schools on April 18, 2019.
March 1st, 2019
CMRL graduate students Valentina Dargam, Daniel Chaparro, Denise Hsu, Amirala Bakhshian Nik, and Mohammad Shaver presented their research at FIU’s BME Graduate Research Day 2019.
February 15th, 2019
CMRL lab members presented their research at the 2nd annual Heart Day Symposium, an event hosted by our very own PI. During this event, we are bringing awareness to cardiovascular disease through the presentation of Miami community’s research through lectures and poster presentations.
Undergraduate student Jessica Molina gave an oral presentation on her research “Using Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing to Identify and Quantify Extracellular Vesicles” at the 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
PhD candidate Amirala Bakhshian Nik gave an oral presentation on his research “Glucose-mediated Smooth Muscle Cell Contraction Is Required for Calcification In Vitro” at the 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
PhD student Mohammad Shaver presented his research “Cyclic Stretch Induce Caveolin-1 Release in Extracellular Vesicles from Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells” at the 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
July 9th, 2018
Undergraduate Daniel Chaparro presented his research “A Rapid and Accurate Assessment of Aortic Valve Leaflet Curvature” at the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland. Daniel was the recipient of a travel award to attend this conference.
PhD student Amirala Bakhshian Nik gave an oral presentation on his research “Substrate Stiffness Modulates Alkaline Phosphatase Activity in Extracellular Vesicles Secreted by Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells” at the 2018 Graduate Student Appreciation Week Graduate Symposium at FIU in Miami, Florida.
PhD student Amirala Bakhshian Nik presented his research “Effect of Biomechanical Environment on Vascular Calcification” at the 20th Biomedical & Comparative Immunology Symposium at FIU in Miami, Florida.