Jessica Wagenseil, associate professor of mechanical engineering & materials science in the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been selected to receive the Renato Iozzo Award for Outstanding Research in Matrix Biology from the American Society of Matrix Biology at its Biennial meeting in November.
The award is given to a mid-career investigator, five to 15 years from his or her first faculty or equivalent appointment for work that distinguishes the qualifications of the awardee from the recipients of the junior and senior investigator awards.
Wagenseil will speak at the biennial meeting, where she will be presented with a plaque.
Wagenseil studies cardiovascular mechanics, specifically focusing on cardiovascular development, extracellular matrix proteins and microstructurally-based constitutive modeling. Her work is important for testing clinical interventions for elastin-related diseases and for designing better protocols for building tissue-engineered blood vessels.