While our lab has world class facilities and consistently employs cutting edge techniques, it is really the people who work here that makes this a premiere place to work and do research. The Hemodynamics & Vascular Biology Lab is comprised a diverse yet cohesive group of individuals, which are organized into two maing groups: One principaly investigates the biological mechanisms the vasculature during hemodynamic insult, and the other simulates related events using advanced computer technology. Together, the people at the Hemodynamics & Vascular Biology Lab are some of the most friendly, intelligent, capable people working together towards common goals.



Dr. MengHui Meng, Ph. D.
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center

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Dr. KolegaJohn Kolega, M.Phil., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pathological & Anatomical Sciences

My primary research interest is the behavior of endothelial cells, which form the inner lining of blood vessels and are key players in the remodeling events that occur during wound healing, aneurysm formation, tumor growth, and a wide variety of disease conditions. In my own lab we look at how endothelial cells sense and respond to their mechanical environment. Here at the TSRC, I mentor students in the use of cell culture and whole animal systems to examine how endothelial cells respond to specific hemodynamic micro-environments in order to understand the mechanism and regulation of flow-induced remodeling, especially as it relates to cerebral aneurysms.


Post Doctoral Researchers

Jianping XiangJianping Xiang, Ph.D.
Department of Neurosurgery

My research focuses on the aneurysm rupture risk assessment by morphology and hemodynamics, aneurysmal flow modifications by multiple overlapping neuro-stents and flow diverting devices, and integrating them into a clinical tool.


Ph.D. Students

Masters Students

Christopher Martensen
Biomedical Engineering, M.S. Student

The dysregulation of thrombogenesis may be one cause of post-procedural rupture following flow diverter treatment. My research is centered on investigating and modeling thrombosis formation in an aneurysm after flow diverting stent placement.



Jessica Utzig, M.S. (Student)
Jason Kushner, M.S. (Student)
Hoon Choi, M.D., M.S. (Student)
Ying Zhang, M.D. (Visiting Scholar)
Ding Ma, Ph.D. (Student)
Nicholas Liaw, M.D., Ph.D. (Student)
Jennifer Dolan, Ph.D. (Student and Post Doctoral Associate)
Markus Tremmel, Ph.D. (Post Doctoral Associate)
Ling Gao, Ph.D.
(Post Doctoral Associate)
Eleni Metaxa, Ph.D. (Post Doctoral Associate)
Yiemeng Hoi, Ph.D. (Student)
Zhijie Wang, Ph.D. (Student)
Max Mendelbaum, M.D., Ph.D. (Student)
Dayle Hodge, M.S. (Student)
Sujan Dhar, M.S.
Sukhjinder Sing, M.S.
Madhu Vellakal, M.S.
Shashikanth Kaluvala, M.S. (Student)