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Bioengineering Webinar | Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine

24 Jan 2023, 17:00 (CET)

Cardiovascular Tissue Regeneration, Biomechanics, Stem Cell, Valves, Vascular, Myocardium, Porcine, Biomaterials, Extracellular Matrix
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Welcome from the Chair

1st Bioengineering Webinar

Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine

Dear all,

Firstly, I would like to sincerely thank Bioengineering and MDPI, for organizing this webinar on cardiovascular regenerative medicine. Given the strong connection between cardiovascular regenerative medicine and biomechanics, several biomedical engineers are working in this area of research. As evidenced by recent news, there has been a lot of development in this area of research, to the point that we are coming closer to first in human trials in some specific applications in cardiovascular regenerative medicine. Our speakers in this webinar are prolific researchers in the field of cardiovascular regenerative medicine.

I sincerely invite you to attend this webinar, so that we can have a lively scientific interaction between the speakers and the audience who attend, via a strong questions and answers session. I look forward to meeting all of you at this webinar, and I truly believe that we will all be able to learn tremendously from each other on the topic of cardiovascular regenerative medicine.

Thank you very much and see you at this webinar soon!

Sharan Ramaswamy, PhD, FAHA, FASME

Date: 24 January 2023

Time: 5:00 pm CET | 8:00 am PST | 10:00 am CST | 11:00 am EST | 12:00 am CST Asia (25 Jan 2023)

Webinar ID: 815 4824 6271

Webinar Secretariat:


Cardiovascular Therapeutics Laboratory’s (CV-PEUTICS Lab), Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (BME) from the University of Iowa in 2003. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the NIH and a research faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ramaswamy joined the BME department at Florida International University (FIU) in December 2009 as an Assistant Professor. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor at FIU. His research expertise is in the areas of Cardiovascular Mechanobiology, Regenerative Medicine and Mechanics. He directs the Cardiovascular Therapeutics Laboratory’s (CV-PEUTICS Lab). at FIU. He has numerous scientific articles published in his discipline in leading journals, proceedings, and book chapters. His work has been funded by the American Heart Association (AHA), the Florida Heart Research Foundation, the National Science Foundation (NSF), private industry and academia. He is a Fellow of the AHA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr. Ramaswamy holds a patent in bioreactors for cardiovascular regenerative medicine, and a patent in materials and methods for accelerating cardiovascular tissue regeneration. He is a research advisor to several graduate and undergraduate students in the BME department at FIU.

Invited Speakers

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Ngan F. Huang is Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Courtesy Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. She holds a co-terminus appointment as Principal Investigator at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Huang completed her BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a PhD in bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley & University of California San Francisco Joint Program in Bioengineering. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a postdoctoral scholar in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University. Her laboratory investigates the interactions between stem cells and extracellular matrix microenvironment for engineering tissues to treat cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases. Dr. Huang has authored over 90 publications and patents in journals like Nat Med, PNAS, and Nano Lett.

Department of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA

Dr. Jun Liao received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Cleveland State University. After his postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Liao has focused his research on tissue biomechanics and bioengineering, which cover cardiac bioengineering, heart valve biomechanics, tissue regeneration, and computational simulations. His research is to better understand the role of biomechanics in maintaining optimal cardiovascular tissue performance in physiological conditions as well as biomechanical abnormalities in diseased/injured states. His ultimate goal is to be able to apply the gained bioengineering knowledge to better design tissue replacements and medical interventions. Dr. Liao is a leading researcher in tissue biomechanics and bioengineering field. His productivity and contributions are evidenced by 106 peer-reviewed journal publications, 175 conference presentations/posters, 9 book chapters, and two books entitled: “Advances in Heart Valve Biomechanics” and “Advances in Biological Tissue Mechanics.” His research publications generated a cumulative citation of 4,451, an h-index of 40, and an i10-h index of 72. He was also granted three US patents. He has served as PI for AHA Grant-in-Aid and Beginning Grant-in-Aid Awards, PI for NIH R01 and R15 grants, Co-I for NIH R01, R21, R15, and T32 grants, and Co-PI for Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NSF, and NASA grants. Due to his excellent contribution to tissue biomechanics and bioengineering research, mentoring, and service, Dr. Liao was elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association in 2014 and a Fellow of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers in 2020.

Webinar Content

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Time in CET

Time in EST

Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy

Chair Introduction

5:00 - 5:10 pm

11:00 - 11:10 am

Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy

Heart Valve Regeneration via Fluid-Based Mechanical Conditioning

5:10 - 5:30 pm

11:10 - 11:30 am


5:30 - 5:40 pm

11:30 - 11:40 am

Dr. Ngan F. Huang

Extracellular Matrix Modulation of Endothelial Differentiation and De-differentiation

5:40 - 6:00 pm

11:40 am - 12:00 pm


6:00 - 6:10 pm

12:00 - 12:10 pm

Dr. Jun Liao

The Microstructural Morphologies of Cardiac Elastin and Its Roles in Mediating Cardiac Interface Mechanics

6:10 - 6:30 pm

12:10 - 12:30 pm


6:30 - 6:40 pm

12:30 - 12:40 pm

Closing of Webinar
Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy

6:40 - 6:45 pm

12:40 - 12:45 pm

Relevant SI

Applications of Cell and Tissue Mechanics in Cardiovascular Regenerative
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy & Dr. Jun Liao
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023

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