Edward Damiano

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S., Washington University
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Ed Damiano is an associate professor in biomedical engineering whose lab is engaged in basic scientific research that combines mathematical modeling, computational analysis, and experimental investigations across length scales ranging from macromolecular assemblies, cellular mechanics, and microscale biofluidics to cardiovascular fluid mechanics and the biomechanics of vestibular sensory systems. Their microvascular research activities integrate fluid… Read more

Ed Damiano is an associate professor in biomedical engineering whose lab is engaged in basic scientific research that combines mathematical modeling, computational analysis, and experimental investigations across length scales ranging from macromolecular assemblies, cellular mechanics, and microscale biofluidics to cardiovascular fluid mechanics and the biomechanics of vestibular sensory systems. Their microvascular research activities integrate fluid dynamics with intravital microscopy to study blood flow in the microcirculation and to elucidate mechanisms by which the lining of blood vessels determines vascular health and disease. Professor Damiano’s current work is focused on creating an artificial “bionic” pancreas that automatically regulates blood glucose in Type 1 diabetes.

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  • A Father’s Mission to Develop a Bionic Pancreas

    September 16, 2016

    Amazing Things Podcast Ed Damiano, College of Engineering For the 1.25 million American adults and children with type 1 diabetes, managing blood-sugar levels is a 24/7 affair that involves sticking their fingers many times a day and either manually injecting insulin as needed or wearing an insulin pump… Listen to audio of expert Ed Damiano […]

  • First Study to Analyze Dual Hormone Bionic Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes at Home

    June 12, 2016

    MD Magazine Edward Damiano, College of Engineering Patients with type 1 diabetes can safely lower their blood glucose levels and hypoglycemia at home with the dual hormone (glucagon and insulin) bionic pancreas, a new study revealed at the American Diabetes Association (ADA 2016) 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana… Expert quote: “These results, in […]

  • VIDEO: Bionic pancreas may alleviate burden of diabetes management

    April 2, 2016

    Helio Edward Damiano, College of Engineering Edward R. Damiano, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at Boston University, discusses the ongoing outpatient studies testing automated glycemic control with a bionic pancreas… View video of expert Edward Damiano

  • The Bionic Pancreas Is Getting Closer to Reality

    April 2, 2016

    Time Edward Damiano, College of Engineering The race is on for what may be the biggest innovation in decades for Type 1 diabetes management—the bionic pancreas—and on Friday, one of the lead researchers in the field announced at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting that he’s launched a company to bring that invention to market… Expert […]

  • Bionic pancreas improves glycemic control in children

    February 6, 2016

    Healio Edward Damiano, College of Engineering Children with type 1 diabetes assigned to a bihormonal bionic pancreas system for 5 days while attending a diabetes camp saw reduced plasma glucose concentrations, fewer hypoglycemic episodes and lower frequency of carbohydrate interventions than children assigned insulin pump therapy, according to research in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology… […]

  • Two dads tackle their own kids’ diabetes

    August 10, 2015

    CNN.com Ed Damiano, College of Engineering When David Panzirer became a trustee and program officer for the Helmsley Charitable Trust after the death of his grandmother and hotelier Leona Helmsley in 2007, it seemed like fate… Expert quote: “I remember that first night not knowing what we had in store for us.” View full article

  • Building a Bionic Pancreas

    April 8, 2015

    Smithsonian Edward Damiano, College of Engineering A device that tracks blood sugar and automatically administers insulin and glucagon could take some pressure off Type 1 diabetes patients and their parents… Expert quote: “As you continue to change on a daily timescale, this thing will continue to adapt with you on a timescale that’s relevant.” View […]

  • Bionic Blood Sugar Control

    February 3, 2015

    Discover Magazine Edward Damiano, College of Engineering For 14 years, ever since his son was an infant, Edward Damiano has worriedly checked on David as he slept… View full article featuring expert Edward Damiano  

  • The Next Big Thing to a Cure for Diabetes

    January 29, 2015

    Time (subscription required) Edward Damiano, College of Engineering Inspired by his son’s condition, a father has invented a bionic pancreas that could transform life with diabetes… View full article featuring expert Edward Damiano

  • Bionic Pancreas: A Father’s Mission To Fight Type 1 Diabetes

    September 17, 2014

    Yahoo! News with Katie Couric Edward Damiano, College of Engineering More than 29 million Americans have diabetes — it is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. In most cases, poor diet and lack of exercise are contributing factors to Type 2 diabetes, in which the pancreas doesn’t use the hormone insulin properly. […]

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