UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology

South Lake Union


September 22, 2021

Nathan Sniadecki

Dr. Nathan Sniadecki’s research is in the areas of cell biomechanics, bioMEMs, and bioinstrumentation. Specifically, his lab is developing micro- and nano-scale tools to understand the mechanical properties of cells. His lab uses arrays of flexible silicone posts to measure the traction forces of cells, computational modeling to examine cell mechanics, and microfluidic devices to investigate…


April Stempien-Otero

Dr. Stempien-Otero is the Craig Tall Family Endowed Professor in Heart Failure Research and a UW associate professor of medicine.As a practicing heart failure transplant cardiologist who has participated in multicenter clinical trials and undergone substantial additional training in basic science research, Dr. Stempien-Otero has developed the skills to bring bench to bedside studies to…


Kelly Stevens

Dr. Stevens’ research focuses on fabricating engineered tissue systems to understand and treat global heart and liver disease. Her lab is developing new technologies to assemble synthetic human tissues from stem cells, and to remotely control these tissues after implantation in a patient. She is also working to develop micro patterning and bioprinting techniques to create pre-patterned…


Gale Tang

Dr. Tang is an associate professor of vascular surgery at the University of Washington. Her clinical interests include endovascular and open surgical therapies for thoracic and abdominal aortic disease, carotid disease and lower extremity arterial disease. Dr. Tang’s area of research is in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of collateral artery development and non-operative therapies for…


Rong Tian

Dr. Tian is the Director of the Mitochondria and Metabolism Center, located at the University of Washington’s South Lake Union campus. She is also Co-director of the NMR Center, and Professor in the departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Bioenineering. Research in the Tian Laboratory focuses on the role of cell metabolism and mitochondrial…


Wang Wang

Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. His research focuses on the role of mitochondria in metabolic and heart diseases. His work has led to the discovery and characterization of single mitochondrial flashes, which are transient and reversible accelerations…


Chun Yuan

Chun Yuan, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Departments of Radiology, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering; the Co-Director of the Vascular Imaging Lab since 1997 and Director of the Bio-Molecular Imaging Center at the University of Washington since 2006. He received his B.S. in physics in 1982 at Beijing Normal University and his Ph.D. in Biomedical…


September 17, 2021

Jennifer Davis

Jen Davis

Dr. Davis, a cellular and molecular physiologist, uses genetic engineering to study the biology of cardiac wound healing and remodeling. Specifically, she investigates the role of scar tissue in repair processes and how it affects heart muscle function and prevents regeneration. Dr. Davis identified a key set of molecular signals that activate scar-forming myofibroblast cells…



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