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School of Engineering

Lauren Black

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Black Lab

Lauren Black

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Black Lab

Phone 617-627-4660
Science and Technology Center, Room 247
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
Research: 
cardiovascular tissue engineering, dynamic tissue mechanics and visualization, computational modeling, myocardial infarction, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiogenesis
Education: 
Ph.D., Boston University, Biomedical Engineering, 2006
M.S., Boston University, Biomedical Engineering, 2003
B.S., University of Cincinnati, Aerospace Engineering, 2000
Professional Experience: 
2016-present:

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2010-2016:

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2007-2010:

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota

2006-2007:

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota

Research Interests: 

Lauren Black's research interests lie in understanding the biophysical signaling mechanisms responsible for the development of healthy and diseased myocardium inclusive of mechanical stress/strain, electrical stimulation, and cell-cell/ cell-matrix interactions. The ultimate goal of his research is to design and develop new methods for repairing diseased or damaged myocardium.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2016: Elected Member, TERMIS-AM Chapter Council
2016: Named to Editorial Board, Tissue Engineering Journals
2015: TERMIS-AM Young Investigator Award, TERMIS World Congress
2014: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2014: Young Innovator Award, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal
Selected Professional Activities: 
Council Member, Americas Chapter, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)
Member, Award Committee, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Professional Memberships: 
Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Professional Member, American Heart Association
Member, Americas Chapter, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society
Member, Society for Biomaterials