Grant awarded for designing vasculature

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

UNC Computational Medicine Program awards co-PIs Polacheck and Griffith pilot award.

Summary from the UNC Computational Medicine Program Announcement:


“Computational-Enabled Design of Engineered Vascular Tissues for Ischemic Disease”


Co-PI: Boyce E. Griffith, Department of Mathematics and Applied Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

Co-PI: William J. Polacheck, Department of Biomedical Engineering in Biomedical Microdevices


This team’s research objective is to apply methods of computational mechanics and fluid dynamics to determine pressures and shear stresses in imaged-based models of engineered vascular networks. With this pilot award they aim to collect preliminary data on that will be used to establish initial computational models, which will serve as preliminary data for future funding applications.


For more information see:

Prof. Boyce Griffith

McAllister Heart Institute


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