Peter F. Davies

Peter F. Davies

Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Professor Emeritus of
Bioengineering (BE)

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Honors and Awards:  Sc.D. (Higher Doctorate) awarded for Distinguished Research in Science, Cambridge University – 2015; Robinette Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine UPenn 2005-15; Director, Institute for Medicine & Engineering, UPenn 1996-2012; Sinclair Lecturer, British Atherosclerosis Society – 2014; Langille Memorial Lecturer, University of Toronto – 2013; Netherlands Heart Foundation Lecturer, Rotterdam – 2013; Distinguished Keynote Lecturer, European Society of Cardiology – 2012; 10th Ramzi Cotran Memorial Lecturer, Harvard Medical School - 2011; Biomedical Postdoctoral Program Distinguished Mentor Award, UPenn - 2011; Special Dean’s Award for Medical Education Leadership, UPenn - 2009; Invited Visiting Fellow, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University - 2009; Haust Lecturer in Molecular Pathology, Queens University, Canada - 2007; Member, Board of Directors, Natl Space Biomedical Research Inst. (NSBRI-NASA) – 2007 onwards; AHA Senior Research Scientist Award - 2004; CARIM Medal and Lecture, University of Maastricht - 1997; Fellow AIMBE - 1996; Fellow AHA - 1988; M.A. honoris causa, UPenn - 1996; NIH MERIT Award 1993-2003; Chair, National Research Committee of the AHA - 1997-9; Current :- Editorial Board, J Royal Society Interface; Standing Member NHLBI MTI Study Section; Director, NIH Training grant in Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Biology and Co-Director NIBIB Biomedical Imaging and Informational Sciences

Research Expertise: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Cell and Tissue Mechanics | Hemodynamics and biomechanics in cardiovascular cell and molecular pathophysiology

Peter's bioengineering research is directed at the fundamental mechanisms underlying cardiovascular diseases, in particular, the cellular, subcellular, and molecular pathophysiology of endothelial cells and the role that hemodynamics plays in the epigenetic regulation of molecular mechanotransduction, gene and protein expression an functional consequences in health and disease. Peter and his lab use computational models, experimental in vivo and in vitro flow devices and a full range of cell and molecular biology approaches.

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