Cardiac Mechanics Research Group

The Cardiac Mechanics Research Group is based in the Department of Bioengineering and the Cardiology Division of the Department of Medicine at UCSD. Our research focus is on the mechanics and electrical dynamics of the normal and diseased heart from molecular to organ scales. The principal investigators are Andrew McCulloch and Jeff Omens, and we are funded by the NIH, NSF and other sponsors. Learn more »


August 15th 2021: Congratulations to Jennifer Stowe on ten years service at UC San Diego.
July 2nd 2021Congratulations to Katie Knaus for the 2021 American Society of Biomechanics Pre-doctoral Award recognizing achievements by promising scientists for her thesis research at UVA! Don’t miss her talk at the awards session of 2021 ASB conference, which will be online at 8:00-9:30 PDT on Thursday August 12th.
May 20th 2021Congratulations to Sandhya Sihra for winning a Best Poster prize as Research Expo!
August 12th 2020Congratulations to Marcus Hock for passing the Ph.D. comprehensive exam with distinction!
July 2nd 2020Congratulations to Dr. Nick Forsch, Ph.D. for successfully defending his Ph.D. Thesis!
Mar 30th 2020Congratulations to Abby Teitgen for receiving an NSF Predoctoral Fellowship!
Dec 3rd 2019Congratulations to Abby Teitgen for receiving an AHA Predoctoral Fellowship on “A multi-scale computational modeling study to determine the effects of 2-deoxy-ATP on cardiac function”
Aug 20th 2019Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly McCabe organizing another successful Simula-University of Oslo-UC San Diego Summer School in Computational Physiology!
June 14th 2019Congratulations to Dr. Viviane Timmermann for successfully defending her Ph.D. Thesis in Oslo!
June 7th 2019Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly McCabe for receiving the 2018-2019 Engelson Ph.D. Thesis Award!
► May 30th 2019: Congratulations to Will Valdez for receiving a 2020 President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship!
► April 25th 2019: Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly McCabe for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis!
► June 12th 2018: Congratulations to Dr. Eric Carruth for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis!
► September 19th 2018: Congratulations to Kim McCabe on being selected as a 2018/19 Seibel Scholar!
► April 25th 2018: Congratulations to Kim McCabe on being awarded a Gordon Fellowship in the Jacobs School of Engineering!
► December 5th 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Vincent for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis!
► July 18th 2016:Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Buchholz for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis!
► June 14th 2016:Congratulations to Kim McCabe on being awarded the 2016-17 Rita Atkinson Fellowship!
► August 24th 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Britton Boras for successfully defending his PhD thesis!
► April 27th 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Chris Villongco for successfully defending his PhD thesis!
► February 24th 2015: Congratulations to Michelle Ma on receiving a 2015 UCSD Interdisciplinary Research Award!
► August 14th 2014: Congratulations to Jared Tangney on successfully defending his PhD thesis!
► June 25th, 2014: Please make a donation to the Dr. Anushka Michailova Memorial Award, which recognizes excellence in Student Research at the annual UCSD Bioengineering day.
► April 2014: Congratulations to CMRG undergraduate researcher Jenny Cheng for receiving the 2014 Calit2-Qualcomm Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship
► January 2014: CMRG is pleased to announce the renewal by NHLBI of the Cardiac Atlas Project with a new focus on congenital heart disease in collaboration with Auckland University and Rady Children’s Hospital

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