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Pedro Cabrales

Professor, Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Our research applies a multiscale approach, where the initial stage is set by molecular biochemical interactions that produce cellular effects, which generate tissue changes. Their balance defines systemic regulation and new homeostatic set points. Fundamentally, our work is gas-driven living cellular behavior reprogramming, and our goal is to discover and analyze the underlying fundamental regulatory processes. The potential for translation of our research is highly significant, since most of the experimental studies are performed in whole mammalian organisms, preserving all the metabolic and regulatory mechanisms existing in physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Read more about our research.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Engineering. University of Los Andes; Bogotá, Colombia Dissertation. (2003)
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. University of Los Andes; Bogotá, Colombia Dissertation. (1999)
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. University of Los Andes; Bogotá, Colombia Dissertation. (1997)

Honors

  • Outstanding Presentation Award, Transfusion with polymerized hemoglobin compromised tissue viability. The 52th Annual Conference American Society for Artificial Internal Organs. Chicago, IL. 2006
  • Young Investigator Award, International Symposium on Blood Substitutes. Beijing, China. 2007
  • Young Investigator Award, Current Issues on Blood Substitute Research. Tokyo, Japan. 2008
  • Young Innovator Award, Society for Artificial Internal Organs. Dallas, TX. 2009
  • Outstanding Young Investigator, Microcirculatory Society, Anaheim, CA. 2010
  • Hellman Fellow, Hellman Family Foundation, San Francisco, CA. 2011
  • University of California, Academic Senate Research Award, San Diego, CA. 2011
  • Edmund Optics, Norman Edmund Inspiration Award, Barrington, NJ. 2012
  • Bioengineering Teacher of the Year Award, La Jolla, CA. 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • University-Wide recipient of the UC San Diego Diversity Award, La Jolla, CA. 2013
  • Society of Women Engineers, Faculty Mentor of the Year, La Jolla, CA. 2014
  • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, Faculty of the Year, La Jolla, CA. 2014
  • Fellow of AIMBE, 2019