Bersi receives NIH grant to study injury to blood vessels after heart attacks

Matthew Bersi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a three-year $750,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of the cadherin-11 protein in the mechanical injury of blood vessels after a heart attack and how cells respond to promote disease. The grant is a continuation of NIH-funded mechanobiology research he began as a postdoctoral researcher at Vanderbilt University. Read more on the engineering website.

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