Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences Institute
Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (BME) from the University of Iowa in 2003. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the NIH and a research faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Ramaswamy joined the BME department at Florida International University (FIU) in December 2009 as an Assistant Professor. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor at FIU. His research expertise is in the areas of Cardiovascular Mechanobiology, Regenerative Medicine and Mechanics. He directs the Cardiovascular Therapeutics Laboratory’s (CV-PEUTICS Lab) at FIU. He has numerous scientific articles published in his discipline in leading journals, proceedings and book chapters. His work has been funded by the American Heart Association (AHA), the Miami Heart Research Institute, the National Science Foundation, private industry and academia. He is a Fellow of the AHA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Dr. Ramaswamy holds a patent in the area of bioreactors for cardiovascular regenerative medicine and a provisional patent in enhanced, stem cell-derived exosome production for the purposes of cardiac regeneration. He is an advisor/mentor to several graduate and undergraduate students and has actively sought to promote diversity and encourage college students from under-represented minority groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to undertake research opportunities in his lab. He has also participated in considerable outreach mentorship efforts to schools in the Miami-Dade County Public School System. In 2017, he received the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award from the McKnight Doctoral Fellows Program, Florida Education Fund. He has served as the Interim-Chair of the College of Engineering and Computing’s Faculty Council and is a member of the diversity committee in the BME department at FIU.