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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  • 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. […]

  • Amesbury brothers try out bionic pancreas

    September 14, 2014

    Associated Press Edward Damiano, College of Engineering Like all parents, Constance Clarizia wants a short respite and sweet dreams at the end of the day. But for the past 14 years, nighttimes have not been sweet. With two sons who have Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes, nighttimes have meant monitoring of blood sugar levels even while her […]

  • Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with ‘bionic pancreas’

    September 12, 2014

    Baltimore Sun Edward Damiano, College of Engineering As 7-year-old Zara Cheek packed her bags for her first sleep-away camp this summer, she found herself looking forward to more than just swimming, going on hikes and eating S’mores for two glorious weeks… Expert quote: “The results were good — much, much better than even we anticipated […]

  • Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?

    August 31, 2014

    BBC News Edward Damiano, College of Engineering Those with type 1 diabetes often say having the condition is like having a second job such is the stress of monitoring their blood sugar levels and administering doses of insulin… Expert quote: “Young people who start college with type 1 diabetes have such a hard time managing […]

  • This Scientist Is Creating The Perfect Pancreas To Treat His Son’s Diabetes

    August 20, 2014

    Business Insider Australia Edward Damiano, College of Engineering David Damiano would have died before his first birthday if it weren’t for modern medicine.  David received a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at 11 months old. His pancreas stopped producing insulin, the hormone that regulates how much sugar is in our blood. Too much and you […]

  • Bionic pancreas tested in diabetic kids at a summer camp

    August 13, 2014

    CBS News Edward Damiano, College of Engineering At a summer camp outside of Boston, a group of children is taking part in an unprecedented test of potentially life-changing medical technology. The kids have diabetes, and they’re testing a bionic pancreas in challenging real-world conditions. It’s the first time the device has been tested in children ages 6 to […]

  • The bionic pancreas data

    July 3, 2014

    CurrentMedicine.TV Edward Damiano, College of Engineering The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the early clinical data on the “bionic pancreas” being developed by engineers at Boston University and medical doctors at Massachusetts General hospital… View video of expert Edward Damiano

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