Research/Areas of Interest:
cardiovascular tissue engineering, dynamic tissue mechanics and visualization, computational modeling, myocardial infarction, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiogenesis
B.S., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States, 2000
M.S., Boston University, Boston, United States, 2003
Ph.D., Boston University, Boston, United States, 2006
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.