Cardiovascular Biomaterials Laboratory

The Cardiovascular Biomaterials Lab is located at the Penn State Hershey campus and is part of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering: a joint effort between The Department of Surgery and The Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Research efforts in the laboratory are focused towards understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for thrombogenesis on implanted cardiovascular biomaterials. The relationships between the implanted biomaterial, the circulating plasma proteins, and the cellular elements of blood are poorly understood, particularly at the molecular and submolecular levels. The Cardiovascular Biomaterials Lab utilizes a variety of sensitive analytical and experimental techniques, novel nano- and microfabrication methodologies and mathematical modeling to elucidate these interactions in order to define parameters for the rational development of new biomaterials.

Contact Information

  • Primary Investigator:
    Dr. Christopher Siedlecki
    Penn State Hersehy College of Medicine
    Institute for Biomedical Engineering
  • Laboratory Website
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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. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614