Red Blood Cell Passage Through Narrow Capillaries: Effects of Stiffness and Shape
Seminar Room, Level 3
Mechanical Engineering, Bldg 170
Red blood cells (RBCs) traverse vasculature with diameters as small as 3 micrometres to supply oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. In this work, experiments and modelling were used to examine the separate effects of cell shape and stiffness on the ability of RBCs to traverse small constrictions. The effects of pathological conditions, such as malaria were interrogated. We show that changes to surface area to volume ratio are more important than stiffness and could be targeted for therapies.
Mr Arman Namvar , a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering
Mr Arman Namvar
a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering
The University of Melbourne
Arman Namvar is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He received his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in 2016. He commenced his PhD in August 2016 under supervision of Dr Vijay Rajagopal, Prof Leann Tilley and Prof Peter Lee. His main areas of interest include cell mechanics, continuum mechanics, microfluidics and finite element analysis.