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ASU bioengineers will expand work to solve cardiovascular health challenges
Date:6/28/2011

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Wang describes his project as "mathematics applied to a biological problem." His work involves study of the mechanisms of cell differentiation the process by which cells develop to perform more specialized functions and its impact as a factor in cardiovascular disease.

He also is exploring approaches to engineering gene networks and determining how they perform in treatments for cardiovascular ailments.

Mathematical modeling he will apply to studies in both areas will provide precise looks at the fundamental principles guiding cell and gene network behavior. Such models will help provide formulas for predicting the effectiveness of clinical treatment methods under varying conditions.

Wang will be assisted by bioengineering doctoral student Benjamin Albiston.

The grants to Vernon, Frakes and Wang each provide more than $130,000 over two years.

The knowledge gained from their research will be incorporated into undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as student research projects.


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Contact: Joe Kullman
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480-965-8122
Arizona State University
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