Dr. Ramaswamy has been awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Grant!  The grant, entitled “Bioscaffold mitral valve replacement permitting somatic growth and remodeling” focuses on a promising strategy to treat critical congenital mitral heart valve disease in young children using a regenerative approach. Due to sizing limitations and an inability of an artificial heart valve to grow with the child, the study uses a “bioscaffold” valve assembled from tissues derived from the small intestine which permits the patient’s own cells to infiltrate the scaffold to secrete new living tissue, which has the potential for growth.   The focus of the study is to use as little of the bioscaffold as possible and subsequently assess how well the valves can grow over a year in the mitral position in an animal model.  Dr. Ramaswamy is a Fellow of the AHA and its Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences.  Key partners on this grant are a clinical team from Joe Dimaggio’s Children’s hospital, Hollywood FL (Dr. Frank Scholl MD, Dr, Steven Bibevski MD and Dr. Lilliam Valdes-Cruz MD) and a Veterinary team at the Mannheimer Foundation, Homestead, FL (Dr. Pablo Morales DVM and Dr. Krishna Rivas-Wagner DVM).  The award is for $154,000 over 2 years.


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November 23rd, 2019

Publication in Tissue Engineering Part A

Congratulations to 1st author Brittany Gonzalez and our co-author lab alumni, Elnaz, Omkar, Antonio and Andres for their accepted paper […]

October 29th, 2019

NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) funding

The CV-PEUTICS lab has been awarded funding from NSF via joining the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) in Cellular Metamaterials […]

October 23rd, 2019

Brittany Gonzalez completes her BME PhD proposal defense

Congrats to Brittany for successfully completing her BME PhD proposal defense!

October 23rd, 2019

Participation in 2019 BMES conference

The CV-PEUTICS Lab was well-represented at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting (BMES), October Philadelphia, PA, October 16th -19th […]

October 15th, 2019

2019 BME Undergraduate Research Day

Congrats to Ariadna for her 1st author abstract/poster winning first prize at this year’s BME undergraduate research day!  The title […]

September 23rd, 2019

Dr. Ramaswamy awarded Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentorship

Dr. Ramaswamy was awarded a Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentorship at the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU, […]

August 23rd, 2019

TEMIM lab’s name change

The TEMIM Lab has officially changed its name to the Cardiovascular Therapeutics Laboratory or the CV-PEUTICS Lab.  The intention of […]

August 20th, 2019

Publication in ProClinS Cardiology

The CV-PEUTICS Lab published the following journal paper: Williams A, Ramaswamy S: A comparison of the oscillatory shear index on […]

August 2nd, 2019

BME-CURE program inductees

Congratulations to CV-PEUTICS Lab BME-CURE program inductees: Amanda (Researcher), Alexi (Researcher) , Adriana (Trainee) and Liz (Trainee)!

July 3rd, 2019

Denise Medina completes BME-PhD qualifying exam

Congratulations to Denise for passing her BME-PhD qualifying exam!