W. David Merryman, PhD

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W. David Merryman, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology, Medicine, and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. His research interests are cardiovascular mechanobiology, cell and soft tissue biomechanics, tissue engineering, and bioengineering ethics. Prior to his arrival at Vanderbilt, Dave was an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and prior to that, a Research Associate of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was an American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellow. Dave has been awarded the Early Career Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, the Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association, the NSF CAREER Award, the K Award from the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI), and the Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

 

Title

Laboratory Director & Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology, Medicine, and Pediatrics


Director of Graduate Recruiting, Department of Biomedical Engineering


Education

PhD - Bioengineering

University of Pittsburgh


MS - Engineering Science

University of Tennessee


BS - Engineering Science

University of Tennessee


Visiting Scholar - Religious Philosophy, University of Wales, Swansea (UK)


Contact info

Medical Center Office

9445D MRB IV

2213 Garland Ave

Nashville, TN 37232-0493

Office: 615-322-7219

Fax: 615-343-6541

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