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Grande-Allen Integrative Matrix Mechanics Lab

K. Jane Grande-Allen

• 1991 B.A., Honors in Mathematics & Biology, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
• 1998 Ph.D., Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Dissertation: The aortic root-aortic valve relationship in the normal, diseased, and surgically repaired states. Advisor: Karyn S. Kunzelman, Ph.D.

• 1998-2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
• 1999-2003 Instructor (1999), Graduate Faculty (2001), and Adjunct Faculty (2002), Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate Program in Applied Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
• 2000-2003 Project Staff, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
• 2002-2003 Joint Appointment in Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
• 2003-2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX
• 2008-present Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX

Adjunct Positions
• Department of Cardiology, UT Houston Medical School, Houston
• Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
• Director of Heart Valve Bioengineering, Methodist Hospital Heart Valve Institute, Houston, TX

Funding Sources
• National Science Foundation
• March of Dimes
• Pfizer Atorvastatin Research Award
• Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph Powe Award
• Human Frontiers Science Program
• American Heart Association
• The Whitaker Foundation
• Cleveland Clinic Foundation Lerner Research Institute
• Rice University Institute for Biosciences and Bioengineering
• Simmons Collaborative Fund

Professional Society Memberships
• American Association for the Advancement of Science
• American Heart Association
• American Society for Engineering Education
• Biomedical Engineering Society
• Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
• Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology
• Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
• International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology
• Society for Biomaterials
• Society for Experimental Mechanics
• Society for Heart Valve Disease

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