Naomi Chesler

Program / Dept 1
Physiology
Program / Dept 2
Biomedical Engineering
Short Research Description

Ventricular failure is the most common cause of death in people with cardiovascular disease. Our lab strives to better understand and prevent ventricular failure by focusing on three aspects of physiology and pathophysiology: ventricular function, blood flow dynamics, and changes in the large and small arteries alter blood flow dynamics and thus ventricular function. Overall, the mission of the Vascular Tissue Biomechanics (VTB) lab is to improve cardiovascular health through the integration of mechanical engineering, vascular biology and imaging tools, to advance knowledge in these fields, and to educate the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular engineering and science.

Membership in other UW Grad Training Programs
Cardiovascular Research Center
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Undergrad Major:
Engineering
Grad Major:
Medical Engineering
Significance:
We strive to impact human health through contributing to increased understanding of vascular disease and heart failure, which may lead to earlier diagnosis, better prognosis and novel treatment options