THEOPENING: A NIH-funded Ph.D. student or postdoctoral fellow position is available on a pulmonary mechanics project in Biomedical Engineering.
THEPROBLEM: In the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), edema reduces pulmonary gas exchange. Mechanical ventilation assists gas exchange but causes ventilation induced lung injury (VILI) and impedes recovery.
OURAPPROACHANDFINDINGS: In isolated lungs, we made the first surface tension determinations in edematous alveoli. We find that VILI is attributable to heterogeneous lung mechanics, and proportional to surface tension. We have discovered a new property for two existing compounds – the ability to lower surface tension in the lungs.
THEPROJECT: Investigating the mechanism of action of the surface tension-lowering compounds and testing the compounds as treatments for VILI.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have training in cardiovascular or pulmonary physiology and also, preferably, background in engineering mechanics or biophysics. Ph.D. applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in engineering or in a closely related discipline such as physics. Experience with confocal microscopy or LabView programming is helpful.
THE PI: Carrie E. Perlman trained in mechanical engineering at MIT and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University. She was a postdoctoral fellow in pulmonary physiology at Columbia University.
THEENVIRONMENT: Stevens, in Hoboken, NJ, provides a multidisciplinary research training environment. The beautiful campus is located on the Hudson River, directly opposite and 10 minutes by train from lower Manhattan.
CONTACTINFORMATION: Interested candidates should email Dr. Perlman at firstname.lastname@example.org, and attach a CV.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
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