Brown University School of Engineering

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, April 18, 2019

9:00am - 10:00am

School of Engineering

Barus and Holley, 190

Rebecca D. Levit, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology at Emory University, will present a talk, “Biomaterial-Supported Cardiac Therapeutics for Inflammation and Atrial Fibrillation.”

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. We are dedicated to developing new therapies to help cardiac patients by identifying, testing, and moving new therapies towards clinical use. We study stem cell therapies to prevent heart damage and promote repair. We use biomaterials to increase cell retention, increase efficacy, and target activity. Our lab is working on new therapies to minimize the damaging effects of these cells.