Dr. Xiaomei Guo
M.D and M.S in Clinical Medicine (Hubei Medical University, China)
As a medical doctor, Dr. Guo 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 in 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 cardiovascular system in response to mechanical and chemical stimuli in health and diseases. In the meantime, she has been working on small and large animal models for the etiology and treatment of heart failure, obesity, diabetes and hypertension. In 2014, Dr. Guo joined Calmi2 as an Associate Professor, she continued her research on the remodeling of blood vessels in various cardiovascular diseases and expanded her research direction towards more the bioengineering applications in healthcare diagnosis, monitoring and therapeutic technologies and devices. Currently, Dr. Guo and her colleagues are developing large animal models with disorders in cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and lymphatic systems. Using those models, she attempts to develop and validate novel preventive and therapeutic regimens, especially minimally-invasive procedures for the surgical interventions of those diseases.