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Grande-Allen Integrative Matrix Mechanics Lab
 

Varun Krishnamurthy

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Joined lab in Fall 2012

Education:
B.Tech. Industrial Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India, 2006
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, 2012

Research Interests:
My work focuses on elucidating the structural-dependence and mechanobiology of various proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans in native aortic valves. Ultimately, this information would leverage early genetic control of valve cell-matrix interactions and biomechanical behavior to develop durable, tissue engineered substitutes for use in pediatric valve surgeries.

Email: vkk1 @ rice.edu