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Gonezen, Sevan Assistant Professor

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Our research focuses on biomechanical modeling of tissues and describing their nonlinear, viscoelastic, and anisotropic response. The lab also develops algorithms to quantify the heterogeneous model parameters from observational data, such as interior quasi-static or time harmonic displacement data. This can be measured using imaging devices, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound technology, optical coherence tomography (OCT), etc. The model parameters contain clues on disease detection and diagnosis in that deviations from normal indicate changes in pathology. Current application areas include but are not limited to abdominal aortic aneurysms, intracranial aneurysms, atherosclerotic plaques, liver disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and skin cancer.