Jeff Omens, PhD

Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0613J
La Jolla, CA


Contact Information:
Office: Room 2004 BSB
Phone: 858-534-8102
Lab manager, Diane Huang 858-534-1319

Dr. Omens is an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering. He obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Applied Mechanics at UCSD. His research lab is at the School of Medicine in the Biomedical Sciences Building, and his office is in room 2004 BSB.

His research interests are in cardiac mechanics and mechanisms of cardiac disease. He is a principal investigator in the Cardiac Mechanics Research Group in the Department of Bioengineering along with Dr. McCulloch. He also has close collaborations with other faculty in Medicine and Bioengineering including Drs. Robert Ross, Francisco Villarreal, Karen Christman and Farah Sheik. His research focuses on the relationship between mechanics and structure in the normal and diseased heart. We have several ongoing projects including passive and active mechanics of the normal and diseased heart, role of transmural heterogeneities in cardiac function, cardiac resynchronization therapy, the role of cytoskeletal and costameric proteins in cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Other interests include instrumentation for biomechanical measurements, including functional measurements in the mouse heart, and computational modeling of cardiac function and remodeling.