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 »



► 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 will recognize excellence in Student Research at the annual UCSD Bioengineering day. For more information, see the story on KUSI San Diego.
► May 17th, 2014: The Cardiac Mechanics Research Group mourns the loss of our wonderful friend and colleague, Dr. Anushka Michailova, who was suddenly and tragically taken from us on May 17th. Anushka was a brilliant and passionate scientist who made seminal contributions to the understanding of cardiac excitation-contraction coupling and the calcium signaling in cardiac myocytes. She was a research scientist in the Department of Bioengineering for the past 15 years, collaborated with colleagues from across campus and around the world, and was a beloved mentor to numerous post-doctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students. We will all miss Anushka greatly and convey our heartfelt sympathies to her family.
► 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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