The MERRYMAN MECHANOBIOLOGY LABORATORY (MML) is devoted to cardiovascular and pulmonary mechanobiology research with emphasis on cellular response and functional changes (phenotypic and biosynthetic) to altered mechanical stimuli and various biochemical agents. Areas of expertise include: cellular and soft tissue biomechanics, in vitro mechanobiological systems of disease, and mechanistic studies of cytokine activity and mechanical stimuli. The primary goals of the lab are to elucidate the mechanisms leading to multiple cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases and develop non-surgical strategies to prevent and treat them, with particular focus on heart valve disease, pulmonary hypertension, and heart failure. The laboratory is directed by W. David Merryman, PhD, the Walters Family Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology, Medicine, and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. The MML gratefully acknowledges the funding sources who support our research efforts.

Merryman MechanoBiology Laboratory (Google map It)

9445 Medical Research Building IV (MRB IV)

2213 Garland Avenue

Nashville, TN 37232-0493

Phone: 615-343-0009

Fax: 615-322-6541