Feilim Mac Gabhann wins Guyton Award


Feilim Mac Gabhann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Institute for Computational Medicine and Department of Biomedical Engineering has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Arthur C. Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology by The American Physiological Society. This award recognizes Feilim’s abilities and the strength of his research program.

Feilim’s research aims to develop a more detailed, more complete understanding of the growth factor and signaling networks that control vascular remodeling – angiogenesis and arteriogenesis – and to incorporate this information into computational models that can design vascular-targeted therapies for diseases such as peripheral artery disease. His goal is to develop an integrated multiscale model of skeletal muscle vascular physiology. In particular the model will be capable of predicting the outcome of therapeutic interventions. This requires a multidisciplinary research program, which includes vascular remodeling experiments, high-resolution imaging, and computational modeling.

The Arthur C. Guyton Award Fund was established in 1993 from an anonymous donation in order to recognize the contributions of Arthur C. Guyton and his interests in feedback control and mathematical modeling of physiological systems. The award is given to an independent investigator who holds an academic rank no higher than assistant professor and is pursuing research that utilizes quantitative and integrative approaches and feedback control system theory for the study of physiological functions. Each award of approximately $15,000 is designated for the use in the awardee’s research program.

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