About the Lab
The Peirce-Cottler laboratory is in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Virginia. We use a parallel approach that combines experimental models with agent-based computational models to guide the development of new approaches in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. We are particularly interested in the microcirculatory system and how microvascular networks structurally adapt, through active growth and remodeling in health and disease. Our research is relevant to a wide variety of medical problems, including heart disease, peripheral limb ischemia, wound healing, cancer, and diabetes.