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University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Our Lab

Virtual lab

Virtual technologies in the lab

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iEXCEL

iEXCEL

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Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

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Presentation in Spain

Presentation in Spain

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Computer work

Computer work

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Team social time

Social time

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Surgery preparation

Surgery preparation

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Pre-procedure group picture

Pre-procedure group picture

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Congratulations Wu Family

Congratulations Wu Family

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A Lab Christmas

A Lab Christmas

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Lab Members

Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Section Chief, Interventional Cardiology
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Catheterization Lab

402-559-0710

Dr. Yiannis Chatzizisis

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cardiovascular Biology and Biomechanics Laboratory

402-559-0967

Xiangde (Martin) Liu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

402-559-1501

Shijia Zhao, PhD

Instructor
Research Interests: Tissue mechanics, Computational mechanics, Medical devices

Mina Karimaghaei, PhD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Research Interests: Quantum Mechanics, and biomechanics

Saurabhi M. Samant, MD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Research Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Imaging, Coronary biology, pathophysiology and biomechanics

Anastasios Nik Panagopoulos, MD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Research Interests: Coronary biomechanics, angioplasty and stenting of complex coronary lesions, Pathophysiology of atherosclerotic disease and advanced techniques for cardiac imaging

Usama Oguz, MD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Research Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Atherosclerosis pathophysiology, Coronary biomechanics, bifurcation stenting, non-invasive Cardiology and evidence-based medicine

Khaled Harmouch, MD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Research Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Bifurcation Stenting, and Cardiomyopathies

Abdullah Naser, MD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Research Interests: Cardiovascular imaging, 3-D cardiac visualizations, Atherosclerosis, Conduction system pacing, Arrhythmia prevention and treatment

Lina Elsayed, MD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Research Interests: Pathology-Cell biology

Charu Vasa, MD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Research Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Stenting, Vascular Biology, Cardiovascular Imaging, Non-Invasive Cardiac Procedures, Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Maheedhar Gedela, MD

Interventional Cardiology Fellow
Research Interests: Interventional cardiology, Coronary artery atherosclerosis, Coronary invasive hemodynamics, Techniques of coronary interventions and structural heart disease

Collaborators

  • Devendra K. Agrawal, PhD
    Clinical and translational science
    Cellular, molecular and immunological basis of the underlying pathophysiology of occlusive arterial diseases in carotid and coronary artery, artery-venous fistula, rotator cuff injury, ventral hernia, and chronic asthma; gene and stem cell therapy.
  • Gassan Kassab, PhD
    Biomedical engineer, founder and CEO, California Medical Innovations Institute
    Biomedical engineering, hypertension, interventional cardiology devices.
  • Iraklis Pipinos, MD, PhD
    Vascular surgeon
    Mitochondrial dysfunction in chronically ischemic skeletal muscle, open versus endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid stenting, walking impairment in claudication.
  • Irving H. Zucker, PhD
    Cardiovascular physiology
    Neural control of the circulation, angiotensin II, nitric oxide; reactive oxidant stress.
  • Benjamin Terry, PhD
    Biomedical engineering and medical devices
    Medical therapeutics, devices, and surgical tools; intuitive, ambulatory biosensors; biomechanical behavior of tissues and organs.
  • Srivatsan Kidambi, PhD
    Chemical engineering
    Neural and liver tissue engineering, cancer tissue engineering, nano-scale drug delivery system for gene therapy, novel thin films for sensor applications.
  • Marius Florescu, MD
    Nephrology
  • James A. Hamilton, PhD
    Physiology and biophysics
    Membrane and structural biology, Imaging of fat depots and atherosclerotic plaque, Atherosclerosis: magnetic resonance imaging and NMR spectroscopy.
  • Timothy Wei, PhD
    Fluid mechanics
    Coupling fundamental fluid dynamics experiments with critical technologies of socio-technological importance.
  • Sangjin Ryu, PhD
    Bio/flow systems
    Multiscale flow systems and biological systems based on interdisciplinary experimental approaches, fluid flow at finite Reynolds numbers, microfluidics.
  • Ryan Pedrigi, PhD
    Biomedical engineering
    Mechanobiology, experimental and computational biomechanics, regenerative medicine, cell and tissue engineering, medical devices, cardiovascular medicine, ophthalmology, and wound healing.
  • Jae Sung Park, PhD
    Fluid mechanics
    Fluid mechanics, turbulence, complex fluids, electrokinetics, microscale transport, mathematical modeling, scientific computing.
  • Peter R. Pellegrino, PhD
    Cellular and integrative physiology
    Physiological control of blood flow by neural and autoregulatory mechanisms, novel methods of assessment of sympathetic nervous system outflow, anesthesiology and critical care.