University of Virginia
Cardia Biomechanics Group
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Lab Members

 

Dr. Jeffrey W. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Holmes is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at the University of Virginia. He obtained his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1989, his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego in 1995, and his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 1998. Dr. Holmes currently teaches BME 3315 Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering, BME 6102 Engineering Physiology II: Organ Physiology, and co-teaches BME 6060 Bioinnovation with faculty from the Darden School of Business, the School of Nursing, and the School of Architecture.


Postdoctoral Fellows

 

Will Richardson, Ph.D

Will received his B.S in Biological Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 2007 and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2012. Will is working on mathematical models of scar formation and remodeling.


Graduate Students

 

Kellen Chen

Kellen is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He received a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley in 2013. He is studying fibroblast orientation in response to mechanical loading.

   
 

Samantha Clark

Sam is a Ph.D student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Bucknell University in 2010. Sam’s research focuses on investigating mechanics in healing infarcts

   
 

Ana Estrada

Ana is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She received a B.S. in Bioengineering from Rice University in 2013. She is developing mathematical models of heart growth and remodeling in response to changes in mechanical load.


Undergraduate Students

 

Kamal Chikalard

Kamal is working with Will Richardson to measure regional heterogeneity of collagen fiber orientation in myocardial scar tissue.

   
 

Alex Clark

Alex is a biomedical engineering undergraduate working on analysis of 2D and 3D ultrasound. Alex won a Harrison Undergraduate Research award in Summer 2013 for a project on diagnosing valve disease in the developing world.

   
 

Kevin Foley

Kevin is a biomedical engineering undergraduate studying how heart attacks and surgical reinforcement affect hypertrophy of remote myocardium.

   
 

Vaishnavi Lanka

Vaish is a biomedical engineering undergraduate modeling the assembly of collagen fibrils and fibers.

   
 

William Pilcher

William is a biomedical engineering undergraduate modeling effects of chemokines in healing myocardial infarcts.

   
 

Sapna Rao

Sapna is a biomedical engineering undergraduate modeling thinning and compaction of healing myocardial scar tissue.

   
 

Wade Zhang

Wade started in the lab modeling atrial hemodynamics, but has now moved on to modeling ventricular-vascular interaction and hemodynamic compensation following myocardial infarction.

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