This Week's Presentation
This week's seminar series features Dr. Majid Jadidi, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Jadidi's presentation is titled "Biomechanics of Human Arteries in the Context of Aging."
Despite their seemingly simple nature, arteries are not simple rigid tubes that carry blood. They are living organisms that grow, adapt, develop diseases, and respond differently to treatments. Arterial mechanical and structural characteristics play important roles in vascular physiology and pathophysiology and profoundly influence the design and clinical performance of repair materials and devices. In this presentation, Dr. Jadidi talks about his research on biomechanical analysis of the two main human artery types, elastic and muscular, explain several common misconceptions regarding changes in elastic and muscular artery stiffness with age, unravel important aspects of vascular mechanophysiology and adaptation to aging, and report arterial characteristics that can be used to guide the development of artery-specific repair materials and devices.
Attend Via Zoom: https://unomaha.zoom.us/s/92012305734
About the Speaker
Dr. Majid Jadidi joined the Department of Biomechanics as an Assistant Professor in Spring 2021, after graduating with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the UNL. As a faculty member at UNO, he does translational research in cardiovascular mechanobiology and develops mathematical and machine-learning models to describe the interplay of biology and mechanics in biomaterials and tissues.