Alisa Morss Clyne

Alisa Morss Clyne is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, with a courtesy appointment in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems, at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Clyne is director of the Vascular Kinetics Laboratory, which investigates integrated mechanical and biochemical interactions among cells and proteins of the cardiovascular system. She is particularly interested in how endothelial cell mechanotransduction changes in a diseased environment, and how fluid shear stress and substrate mechanics affect biochemical binding kinetics, transport, and signaling.

 

Dr. Clyne received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1996. She worked as an engineer in the GE Aircraft Engines Technical Leadership Program for four years, concurrently earning her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. In 2006, she received her Doctorate in Medical and Mechanical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. In 2014, she completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) program.

Dr. Clyne received the NSF CAREER award in 2008, an AHA National Scientist Development Grant in 2010, and the BMES-CMBE Rising Star award in 2011. She has received research and educational funding from NSF, NIH, AHA, Department of Education, the Nanotechnology Institute, and the State of Pennsylvania, and she has published in diverse journals including Lab on a Chip, Journal of Biomechanics, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Biophysical Journal, PLOSOne, JBC, and Circulation. She is a fellow of ASME and the AHA, and a member of ASEE, BMES, NAVBO, and SWE. Her teaching focuses on mechanical engineering applications in biological systems, and she founded several programs to enhance diversity within engineering.

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Graduate students

Jesse Vo

Position: Graduate Student

Research in brief: My research is focused on creating novel in vitro models of various vascular anatomy. Specifically, these models aim to improve on existing models through more anatomically relevant features such as tissue composition (cell co-cultures) and structure (3D cultures).

Contact email: jessev14@terpmail.umd.edu

Postdocs

Samantha Hudgins

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research in brief: My research is focused on identifying the role nutrition plays in human health with regard to various intake levels as well as different macronutrient effects. In particular, my research focuses on how dietary glucose impacts vascular health via post-translational modification of regulatory proteins through the Hexosamine Biosynthesis Pathway.

Contact email: sbohlman@terpmail.umd.edu

Prateek Benhal

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research in brief: My research is focused on understanding and investigating how and why energy fields affect cell metabolism. I am currently investigating how magnetic and electric fields are manipulating the molecular radical species in endothelial cells.

Contact email: pbenhal@umd.edu

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Position: PhD Graduate Student

Research in brief: My research is focused on identifying metabolic variances between endothelial cells of different race and sex. Specifically, I would like to elucidate the role both race and sex play in glucose metabolism in both healthy and diseased brain vasculature, with a focus on Alzheimer's Disease. 

Contact email: calliew@terpmail.umd.edu

Callie Weber

Position: MD-PhD Graduate Student

Research in brief: I am interested in understanding and exploiting transport mechanisms across the blood-brain barrier for the purpose of developing therapeutics for neurological disease such as Alzheimer's. I plan to utilize a combination of computational modeling and experimental data to further my understanding of the underlying mechanisms. 

Contact email: bmoiz@umd.edu

Bilal AbdulMoiz

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Call: +1 301 405 7771

Email: aclyne@umd.edu 

 

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Fischell Department of Bioengineering

University of Maryland
4224 A. James Clark Hall 

8278 Paint Branch Drive

College Park, MD 20742

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