Faculty mentor: Lucas Timmins
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This makes it an extremely pressing topic. This research sets out to establish methods for evaluating biomechanical properties of vascular tissue. These methods provide valuable data that can be utilized to support hypotheses about heart disease. The projects that are establishing these methods are a software project that evaluates stiffness of ultrasound data, and utilizing collagen hybridizing peptides to quantify damage.
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