Office Location: ECES 160
Lab Location: ECCE 128
Cardiovascular Bioengineering, BioMEMS
Dr. Tan’s laboratory is mainly interested in the interdisciplinary research at the cross-section of nano-materials and material mechanics with vascular medicine. The main research goal of the lab is to improve fundamental understanding as to how biomaterial properties, ranging from nano-scale molecule signaling and mechanics to macro-scale mechanics, play critical roles in remodeling or regenerating blood vessels through local and global regulation of epigenetic environments. Also, in parallel with improved understanding, new therapeutic approaches for cardiovascular diseases are being developed.
Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally. Our research aims to better understand the biomechanical environments that influence the disease progression and the performances of implants or other treatments, thereby creating novel, improved treatment platforms.
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