SBMS Trainee: Marina Fandaros
I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. My concentration is in cellular and molecular engineering and I currently am part of a cardiovascular biomechanics lab under Dr. Wei Yin. I received my bachelor's and master's degrees in biomedical engineering from SBU. During my time at Stony Brook, I had the opportunity to work on multiple projects with Dr. Yin along with Dr. Berhane Ghebrehiwet in the Department of Medicine. I now work on developing patient-specific coronary artery computational models to understand how blood flow mechanics affect atherosclerosis, especially in plaques that are vulnerable to an acute event. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, practicing yoga, and science podcasts.
Short project description:
I will use patient-specific computational models of the coronary artery to quantify biomechanical forces taking place during atherosclerosis that can be used clinically to direct diagnostics or assess the risk of coronary plaques.