ENGINEERING BIOMATERIALS FOR PRECISION MEDICINE
The Aguado iBiomaterials Research Group
The long-term vision of the future Aguado iBiomaterials Research Group will be to develop personalized biomaterials as tools to evaluate a patient’s unique biology to treat disease based on sex, age, and/or ancestry. We will first focus on sex as a biological variable and investigate mechanisms governing sex differences in cardiovascular diseases.
BRIAN ACCEPTS FACULTY POSITION AT UC SAN DIEGO!
April 22, 2020
Brian will join the Department of Bioengineering as an Assistant Professor in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego! Brian will start his position in July of 2021.
PAPER PUBLISHED IN ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS
December 17, 2019
Check out our latest review on "Designing Microgels for Cell Culture and Controlled Assmebly of Tissue Microenvironments"
BRIAN PRESENTS AT SACNAS 2019
October 31, 2019
Brian gave an invited talk as part of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Special Session entitled "Increasing Understanding of Diverse Scientific Approaches in Designing Therapeutic Solutions" at the SACNAS Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI.
LATINXINBME MEET UP AT BMES
October 17, 2019
Come join LatinXinBME at El Rey restaurant on Thursday, October 17 for a casual meet-up during the conference! Dr. Ana Maria Porras and I will be at the BMES registration table at 6:30 pm.
BRIAN PRESENTING AT BMES 2019
October 14, 2019
Brian will be attending the annual BMES meeting in Philadelphia, PA this week! Check out his talk info below:
(1) Meet the Faculty Candidates Poster Session
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
3:30pm - 5:30pm in the Exhibit Hall
(2) Talk: Sex-specific Valvular Myofibroblast Activation on Engineered Hydrogel Substrates
Thursday, October 17, 2019
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Room 118A
(3) Talk: Sex-specific Valvular Myofibroblast Activation in Response to Nano-scale Stiffness Cues
Thursday, October 17, 2019
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Room 115A
(4) Talk: TAVR Alters Circulating Serum Factors to Mediate Valve and Cardiac Myofibroblast De-activation
Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Room 120A
PAPER PUBLISHED IN SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
September 11, 2019
CU Boulder engineers and faculty from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have teamed up to develop biomaterial-based “mimics” of heart tissues to measure patients’ responses to an aortic valve replacement procedure, offering new insight into the ways that cardiac tissue re-shapes itself post-surgery.
BRIAN VISITS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SANTA BARBARA
August 14, 2019
Brian presented his "Effective Science Communication" lecture as part of the NSF MRSEC Pathways to the Workforce program.
BRIAN VISITS UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOR DYSS
August 12, 2019
Brian presented his work on developing precision biomaterials for probing valvular fibroblast activation as part of the Disntinguished Young Seminar Series at the University of Washington.
BRIAN RECEIVES NIH K99/R00 CAREER TRANSITION AWARD
August 1, 2019
Brian's proposal entitled "Investigating sex differences in persistent valvular myofibroblast activation
using hydrogel culture substrates" was awarded funding from the NIH NHLBI!
BRIAN CHAIRS GORDON RESEARCH SEMINAR IN BIOMATERIALS
July 27, 2019
The Gordon Research Seminar and Conference in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering took place on July 27 to August 2 in Castelldefels, Spain.