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University of Michigan – BME: Computational Vascular Biomechanics Lab
The Computational Vascular Biomechanics lab is driven by their ultimate goal to perform state-of-the-art blood flow simulation. Modeling the cardiovascular system is a challenge that can only be addressed by a deep understanding of physiology, mathematics, and computation. Their research is focused on the areas of surgical planning, disease research and medical device design and evaluation.
University of Michigan – BME: BioElectronic Vision Lab
The mission of BioElectronic Vision Lab (BEVL) is to create and translate technological solutions for visual dysfunction. We investigate the fundamental mechanisms through which implantable and wearable electronic systems interact with the visual system and other sensory modalities, and the long term consequences of such systems on the functional and anatomical organization of the visual system. Based on this understanding, we create and optimize medical devices designed to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired. The main projects in the lab include the bioelectronic retinal prosthesis and wearable smart camera. BEVL is currently funded by the National Eye Institute and the National Science Foundation.
University of Michigan – BME: Shea Lab
The Shea Lab works at the interface of regenerative medicine, biomaterials, and gene and drug delivery. The central theme for the various projects is creating synthetic environments which can be employed to molecularly dissect tissue formation or promote regeneration. Of particular emphasis in the lab is: Identifying the fundamental design parameters for delivery of gene therapy vectors from biomaterials. We investigate strategies based on either sustained release approach or surface immobilization (i.e., substrate mediated delivery). These design parameters provide a fundamental tool for numerous applications. Applying the controllable microenvironments to in vitro and in vivo models of tissue formation, including ovarian follicle maturation, nerve regeneration, and islet transplantation. Developing diagnostic assays for cancer research using the fundamental tools of gene delivery from biomaterials.
University of Michigan BME: Peripheral Neural Engineering and Urodynamics Lab
Dr. Tim Bruns leads the Peripheral Neural Engineering and Urodynamics Lab (pNEURO Lab) in the Biomedical Engineering Department. The lab is part of the Biointerfaces Institute at the North Campus Research Complex, and is affiliated with the Neuroscience Graduate Program. The lab collaborates with and participates in journal club meetings with other labs in the Translational Neuroengineering Group as well as clinicians in relevant specialties. The pNEURO Lab is interested in developing interfaces with the peripheral nervous system to restore function and in examining systems-level neurophysiology. Lab Interests: pneuro.bme.umich.edu/research-interests/