Peter Butler

Assessing the transport of nanoparticles to vascular endothelium in disturbed flow regions (Cellular Mechanobiology Laboratory)

Project Description: Students will use a newly developed flow chamber that simulates the disturbed laminar flow regions near blood vessel bifurcations. They will seed flow with nanoparticles to assess whether nanoparticles can be targeted to endothelium in these flow regions. Because diseased blood vessels typically occur in these regions, this work will provide the foundations for nanoparticle-based drug delivery to diseased vascular endothelium.

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Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute (STCSI)

Contact Information

  • Keefe Manning, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery
  • Jim Pawelczyk, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology

REU Faculty Research Projects

  • Application deadline is March 1, 2019


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

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