Dr. Charles Murry, UW professor of pathology, cardiology and bioengineering, will present the first lecture in UW’s 2014 Engineering Lecture Series, “Engineering the Heart: From Cell Therapy to Computer Technology”.
Dr. Murry, to present a talk entitled “Engineering a Broken Heart”, leads UW researchers developing stem cell engineering techniques to regenerate heart muscle, most commonly caused by heart attack. Damaged hearts cannot heal themselves, and instead form scar tissue which eventually leads to cardiac failure. As he engineers ways to fix broken hearts, Dr. Murry is bringing us closer to addressing the nation and world’s top public health concern.
UW Bioengineering adjunct faculty Dr. Nate Sniadecki (Mechanical Engineering) and Dr. Nathan White (Emergency Medicine) will also present in the lecture series. Their talk, “Get a Grip: Cell Biomechanics in Cardiovascular Health”, will address how UW mechanical engineers and clinicians are developing life-saving solutions that improve blood clotting and helping victims of traumatic injuries heal.