Peter Chen (PhD)
Peter is a Project Scientist and Lecturer in the Bioengineering Department. He graduated from the UCSD bioengineering program and continued to receive his Ph.D. degree in 1978 under the direction of Prof. Y.C. Fung. He worked with Prof. Zweifach on microvascular physiology and was the Co-director of the Greater Los Angeles American Heart Association Cardiovascular Research Laboratory with Dr. Sobin prior to joining Prof. Gough’s biosensor group. Peter’s research interests include hemodynamics and the functional aspects of the microcirculation, microvascular changes in diabetes, hypertension and sickle cell disease in animal and human models, long term effects of implantable biosensors, blood substitutes, effects of mechanical stresses on cells and tissues, cartilage injury evaluation, bioreactor and cartilage tissue engineering, in-vivo videomicroscopy and biomedical instrumentation, among others. Peter received the Malpighi Gold Award for excellence in the production of a motion picture on microcirculation from the European Society for Microcirculation. He was also nominated Teacher of the Year by bioengineering students and received a Distinguished Teaching Award from UCSD.