Congratulations to Nnaoma Agwu for successfully defending his Ph.D. Candidacy Exam.
Congratulations to PhD students Nnaoma Agwu and Fernando Trinidad, who were both selected to receive a travel award to participate in the AIMBE Public Policy Institute on October 24-25, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Nnaoma Agwu received the highly prestigious NIH T32 CARE Training Fellowship to continue his doctoral project on growth-accommodating transcatheter pulmonary valve.
KLAB received a new NIH award to non-invasively study Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Congratulations to Ninaz Valisharifabad for being featured on Samueli School of Engineering website.
KLAB received a new R21 award from NICHD to develop, implant, and study the performance of a novel origami-based transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) system that accommodates the child’s growth.
Congratulations to Dr. Ahmed ElSaid for starting as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico.
KLAB received a new NSF award to study the synergistic interaction between hemodynamics and genetics that form the heart.
AI-based Platform Accurately Analyzes MRIs of Children with Heart Defects.
Congratulations to Elizabeth (Lisa) Katsnelson for receiving the 2nd Poster Award from the Symposium for Undergraduate Research at UCSC by START (Students Transforming and Advancing Research Together) on her project: A Microscopy Approach to Quantitate Mitochondrial Transplantation's Success.
Congratulations to Dr. Paria Ali Pour for starting a lecturer position at the UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics.
UCI Engineers Develop a New AI-based Method for Analyzing Echocardiograms.
Joseph Hariz was selected for the Creativity & Innovation Scholarship. Congratulations to Joseph!
Paria Ali Pour successfully defended her doctoral thesis. Congratulations to Dr. Ali Pour!
Joseph Hariz received the Chancellor’s award of distinction for the recognition of exceptional academic achievement and a commitment to cutting edge research, leadership, and service to UCI. Congratulations to Joseph!
UCI Team Demonstrates Ability to Supercharge Cells with Mitochondrial Transplantation.
Prof. Kheradvar was designated as a Beall Applied Innovation’s inaugural Faculty Innovation Fellow.
KLAB received the 2020 American Heart Association/Amazon Web Services for Data grant to create an AI-based software platform that can automatically and effectively analyze cardiac MRIs of children with congenital heart disease. The project is featured on the UCI Samueli School of Engineering.
Arghavan Arafati is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Congratulations to Dr. Arafati!
The very first comprehensive reference book on Heart Valve Engineering: "Principles of Heart Valve Engineering" has been published in 414 pages by Elsevier. Prof. Kheradvar led the effort along with a group of internationally known researchers in the field from more than 15 institutions, including bioengineers and cardiologists.
New Study Examines the Effect of Blood Flow Leakage after Transcatheter Heart Valve Replacement.
NIH Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Features KLAB's FoldaValve.
Prof. Kheradvar delivers a special invited lecture on diagnostic and prognostic significance of diastolic vortex at the 66th annual scientific session of the Japanese College of Cardiology.
Ramses Trigo has been awarded the highly prestigious Mexico CONACYT fellowship!
Michael R. Avendi, KLAB alumnus postdoctoral scholar, received a prestigious award ($100,000) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on passenger screening algorithm challenge using Artificial intelligence.
Dr. Kheradvar presents FoldaValve at TVT2018.
Paria Ali Pour received the highly prestigious NIH T32 CARE Training Fellowship to continue her doctoral project on mitochondrial transplantation.
Congratulations to Arghavan Arafati and #Echosol team from #KLAB for winning the 4th place at the @UCICove TechSurge Competition!
KLAB received a UCI Applied Innovation's POP grant to complete the Feasibility Studies of a Bio-Inspired Transcatheter Atrioventricular (Mitral and Tricuspid) Valve Technology in Sheep
Daryl Chau Nguyen is one of the two UCI undergraduate students who are selected by the University of California Office of the President to present their work at 2018 undergraduate research ambassadors showcase.
Prof. Kheradvar is promoted to the rank of Full Professor.
Daryl Chau Nguyen has been selected by the Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) Selection Committee as an E-SURP Fellow at UCI for summer 2017 to complete his research project at KLAB.
Sam Zuke is now an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer I at Medtronic. Congratulations to Sam!
Paria Ali Pour has been selected as one of the four recipients of the 2016-2017 Henry Samueli School of Engineering Pathway to the PhD Fellowship.
KLAB received a new Grant-in-Aid award from American Heart Association to study the crimp-induced calcification in transcatheter heart valves
KLAB received a new R21 from NIH-NIBIB to study the use of intravascular ultrasound in positioning transcatheter aortic valve.
Paria Ali Pour has been awarded the prestigious HSSoE Undergraduate Research Fellowship during the Spring 2016 to work on KLAB's mitochondria project.
Michael Avendi is now a Senior Systems Engineer, R&D at Halyard Health. Congratulations to Dr. Avendi!
Hamed Alavi has been awarded the prestigious American Heart Association postdoctoral Fellowship to work on Tissue Engineered Heart Valve with a Non-Degradable Scaffold.
Sci-Fi Inspired: Check out an article on our Hybrid Heart Valve Technology from UCI Dean's Report
KLAB received a new award from University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation to proceed development of a self-regenerative hybrid heart valve.
Our hybrid heart valve technology has been featured in a news release by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Elliott Groves, is now a board-certified Cardiologist; Congratulations to Dr. Groves.
Ahmad Falahatpisheh has been awarded the prestigious American Heart Association postdoctoral Fellowship to work on kinetic energy dissipation inside the right heart of the patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. This is the second time that Dr. Falahatpisheh has received a grant from American Heart Association. He was previously awarded a pre-doctoral award on tetralogy of Fallot in 2012.
Yijiao Wang has been recommended by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Faculty Advisory Board as a UROP Fellow at UCI for the 2014-2015 academic year to work on her research project at KLAB.
Avinash Chinchali has been selected by the Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) Selection Committee as an E-SURP Fellow at UCI for summer 2014 to complete his research project at KLAB.
Elliott Groves, is accepted to be a fellow of Interventional Cardiology at the Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, CA starting in July 2015.
S. Reed Plimpton has been awarded the prestigious American Heart Association Medical Student Research Award to work on Development and Testing of a Bio-Prosthetic Mitral Valve with Dynamic Annulus.
Hamed Alavi successfully defended his doctoral thesis. Congratulations to Dr. Alavi.
KLAB has been awarded a grant from the Children Heart foundation to further develop our Hybrid Tissue-engineered Heart Valve Technology.
KLAB has been awarded the UCI Unmet Clinical Needs in Cardiovascular Medicine Seed Grant to develop a Bioinspired Transcatheter Mitral Valve Technology
Ahmad Falahatpisheh successfully defended his doctoral thesis. Congratulations to Dr. Falahatpisheh.
KLAB has been awarded an American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid to assess of the right ventricular flow in patients with RV dysfunction.
We are honored to receive a state-of-the-art portable incubator as a gift from Micro Q Technologies. This portable incubator will be used as an essential device for our heart valve tissue engineering projects.
KLAB has been awarded the 2013 ICTS Translational Device Award to further advance the development of our patient-specific hybrid heart valve.
ValveStrong team from KLAB received the second place in the 2013 Business Plan Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business. In addition ValveStrong received the TechPortal Orange Residency Award and the Best Concept Paper, Campus Wide Division. ValveStrong develops and commercializes the first patient-specific self-regenerative heart valve. More information about the 2013 Business Plan Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business can be found here.
Hamed Alavi has been awarded a seed grant from the Edwards Lifesciences to continue his research on development and testing of our hybrid tissue engineered heart valve at KLAB.
KLAB in collaboration with GEMAT has been selected again for funding under the 2012 California-Catalonia Program for Engineering Innovation. This award is for Development of a biocompatible tissue engineered heart valve leaflet using stem cells.
Brandon Dueitt has been awarded the prestigious Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) for the second time to work on a new research project at KLAB during the summer 2012.
KLAB's work on tissue-engineering of membranes is featured on the cover of the April 2012 issue of Tissue Engineering Journal Part C: Methods.
A new book titled: "Vortex Formation in the Cardiovascular System" co-authored by Dr. Kheradvar and Dr. Pedrizzetti is recently published by Springer Cardiology. More information about the book can be found on the publisher's website.
KLAB's work on characterization of transmitral vortex in Diastolic dysfunction patients is featured on cover of the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography issue of February 2012.
Dr. Kheradvar received a Career Development Award from Leducq Foundation in Paris, France. This grant will advance KLAB's efforts on modeling the flow through the right heart after repair of Tetralogy of Fallot.
KLAB in collaboration with GEMAT has been selected for funding under the 2011 California-Catalonia Program for Engineering Innovation. This award is for Development of a Biocompatible Tissue Engineered Heart Valve Leaflet.
KLAB graduate students -Ahmad Falahatpisheh and Hamed Alavi- along with -Rosaysela Santos- the graduate student in Calof Lab have been awarded the CCBS Opportunity Award for Computational reconstruction of the heart in a mouse model of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.
KLAB has been selected by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to receive the 2011 Coulter Translational Research Award (CTRA) to advance the percutaneous aortic valve technology.
Leila Nazemi has been recommended by the Summer Undgraduate Research Program (SURP)/Undergraduate Research Opportunties Program (UROP) Faculty Advisory Board as an SURP Fellow at UCI for summer 2011 to complete her research project at KLAB.
Sara Hariri has been appointed by the Interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ID-SURE) committee as an E-SURP Fellow at UCI for summer 2011 to complete her research project at KLAB.
Ahmad Falahatpisheh has been awarded a Cardiovascular Graduate Research Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year from the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology to continue his research project at KLAB.
Brandon Dueitt has been awarded the prestigious Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) to complete his research project at KLAB during the summer 2011.
KLAB has been awarded the 2011 ICTS Pilot Grant to further advance the percutaneous aortic valve technology.