Jeffrey H. Omens
Cardiac mechanics and mechanisms of cardiac disease
Prof. Omens research interests are in cardiac mechanics and mechanisms of cardiac disease. His research focuses on the relationship between mechanics and structure in the normal and diseased heart. He has several ongoing projects including passive and active mechanics of the normal and diseased heart, role of transmural heterogeneities in cardiac function, cardiac resynchronization therapy, the role of cytoskeletal and costameric proteins in cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Other interests include instrumentation for biomechanical measurements, including functional measurements in the mouse heart, and computational modeling of cardiac function and remodeling.
Dr. Omens is an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Medicine and an Affiliate Prof. of Bioengineering. He obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Applied Mechanics at UCSD. He is a co-founder, Sr. Associate and Board Member of Insilicomed, Inc., a local La Jolla company. He is a PI in the Cardiac Mechanics Research Group in the department of Bioengineering with Professor Andrew McCulloch.
Institute of Engineering in Medicine
Web Page: http://cmrg.ucsd.edu/JeffOmens