|Name:||Dr. Susan Lessner|
|Department:||Cell Biology and Anatomy|
|College (2):||Engineering and Computing|
|Department (2):||Biomedical Engineering|
|Building:||School of Medicine Building 1, Rm C38|
|Research Interests:||Vascular biology and biomechanics of atherosclerosis, with an emphasis on intraplaque angiogenesis (new blood vessel growth) and mechanical failure (plaque rupture); methods to reduce the incidence of plaque rupture; intraplaque angiogenesis, or new blood vessel growth, as a destabilizing factor in plaque progression; relationships between mechanical loading environment, matrix organization, and mechano-sensitive gene expression; micromechanics of arterial tissue failure in plaque rupture and arterial dissection; methods to identify patients at elevated risk of acute cardiovascular syndromes where material failure plays a major role|
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