Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (BME) from the University of Iowa in 2003. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the NIH and a research faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Ramaswamy joined the BME department at Florida International University (FIU) in December 2009 as an Assistant Professor. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor at FIU. His research expertise is in the areas of Cardiovascular Mechanobiology, Regenerative Medicine and Mechanics. He directs the Cardiovascular Therapeutics Laboratory’s (CV-PEUTICS Lab), (formerly known as the Tissue Engineered Mechanics, Imaging and Materials Laboratory (TEMIM Lab)) at FIU. He has numerous scientific articles published in his discipline in leading journals, proceedings and book chapters. His work has been funded by the American Heart Association (AHA), the Miami Heart Research Institute, the National Science Foundation, private industry and academia. He is a Fellow of the AHA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr. Ramaswamy holds a patent in the area of bioreactors for cardiovascular regenerative medicine, a provisional patent in enhanced, stem cell-derived exosome production for the purposes of cardiac regeneration and is co-founder of a start-up company (DeNovo Biodevices LLC, Miami, FL). He is an advisor to several graduate and undergraduate students and participates in significant outreach mentorship efforts to schools in the Miami-Dade County Public School System.
Cell and tissue mechanics with application in cardiovascular regenerative medicine