Mani T. Valarmathi
Dr. Mani T. Valarmathi received his B.Sc. in Chemistry, M.B.B.S. in Medicine & Surgery and M.D. in Pathology from the University of Madras, Madras, India; as well as Ph.D. in Medical Biotechnology from All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology in SRMC & RI (Deemed University), affiliated with Harvard Medical International, Madras, India. He received a Visiting Scientist Fellowship from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and spent two years with Dr. Ira Pastan in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). He joined the Department of Comparative Biosciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2013 after working as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia, South Carolina. In UIUC, he conducted his cardiovascular physiology teaching and cardiovascular research in College of Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. His past research experience includes human cancer genetics. He is serving as a member of various prestigious national and international scientific societies and organizations such as ISSCR, TERMIS, AACR, ASIP, ACS, ESC, ISHR, ASGCT and AHA. Currently, his research mainly focuses on creating functional vascularized tissue-engineered constructs for cardiovascular repair and regeneration.