Dr. Xiaomei Guo obtained her M.D. (Clinical Medicine) and MS (Medical Science) in 1997 in China. As a medical doctor, she became interested in biomedical engineering research and have shifted her career to this area since 2000. She received her postdoctoral training (2000-2006) in cardiovascular biomechanics at University of California at San Diego and Irvine. From 2006 to 2014, she has worked as an assistant and then associate research professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Her research focused on the growth and remodeling of blood vessels in response to mechanical and chemical stimuli in physiological and pathological situations. She has also been working on developing and validating a novel gastric restrictive device for the treatment of obesity and diabetes. Over the past 14 years, she has published 29 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals. As an associate professor in CalMI2, she will continue her research on the remodeling of blood vessels in various cardiovascular diseases (e.g., heart failure, obesity, diabetes and hypertension) and expand her research direction in healthcare diagnostic and therapeutic technologies.