Dr. Joshua Hutcheson joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Florida International University in August 2016. He is also an active member of the Biomolecular Science Institute at FIU. Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Hutcheson worked as a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School within the Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences. Dr. Hutcheson completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Hutcheson is passionate about teaching and researching the mechanisms of cardiovascular tissue maintenance and remodeling. His research focuses on the mechanical and molecular contributors to vascular calcification and aortic valve disease, and he is working on developing non-invasive techniques to diagnose and treat these pathologies. Dr. Hutcheson is co-founder of Thirst for Science and the Miami Heart Month, which seek to increase science enthusiasm and literacy. He also directs the Coulter Undergraduate Research Excellence (CURE) Program, which provides research and mentorship opportunities to undergraduate students in Biomedical Engineering.
Cardiovascular disease and mechanobiology, Cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, Tissue engineering, Molecular imaging