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Grande-Allen Integrative Matrix Mechanics Lab

Varun Krishnamurthy

Research Scientist
Joined lab in Fall 2012

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