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Brent A. French

Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Biomedical Engineering
Office location and address
415 Lane Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Optical imaging in the development of molecularly targeted AAV for cardiac regeneration after myocardial infarction
Source: U.S. NIH Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
April 01, 2019 – March 31, 2023
Agent Based Modeling of ROS Injury Following MI to Optimize Cardiac Regeneration - Fellowship on behalf of Samuel Sklar
Source: American Heart Association
April 01, 2021 – March 31, 2022
MD-INMD AZ Master Agreement
Source: AstraZeneca
December 08, 2009 – December 31, 2021
Bioengineering of Cardiac Regeneration In Situ after Myocardial Infarction
Source: Commonwealth Health Research Board
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2021
MD-CVRC Highly Specific and Efficient Vectors for Targeting Pancreatic Cancer
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
September 08, 2014 – August 31, 2019
Co-Registration of 3D Multi-Parameter CMR and Regional iNOS Expression in the Post-MI Mouse Heart
Source: American Heart Association
July 01, 2017 – June 30, 2019
MD-INMD A Bioengineering Approach to Gene Therapy for Peripheral Arterial Disease
Source: U.S. NIH Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
April 01, 2014 – March 31, 2019
MD-BIOM Multi-Parameter CMR of Post-Mi Left Ventricular Remodeling in Gene Modified Mice
Source: U.S. NIH Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
July 01, 2013 – February 28, 2019
MD-BIOM-AHA-Developing an Improved Method to Quantitate Perfusion and Access Therapy in a Mouse Model of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Source: American Heart Association
July 01, 2015 – June 30, 2017
MD-BIOM Multi-parameter CMR of post-MI Left Ventricular Remodeling in Gene Modified Mice
Source: U.S. NIH Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
July 01, 2013 – May 31, 2016
MD-BIOM Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Hyperglycemic Exacerbation of Infarct Size
Source: U.S. NIH Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
August 01, 2009 – June 30, 2015
MD-BIOM Translational Research Partnership in Biomedical Engineering
Source: Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
December 01, 2005 – June 30, 2014
EcSOD Gene Medicine for Treating Peripheral Arterial Disease by Intravenous Administration
Source: American Heart Association - Mid-Atlantic Affiliat
July 01, 2012 – June 30, 2014
BME 3080: Biomedical Engineering Integrated Design and Experimental Analysis (IDEAS) Laboratory I
Credits: 4
First half of a year-long course to integrate concepts and skills from prior courses in order to formulate and solve problems in biomedical systems, including experimental design, performance, and analysis. Lab modules include testing in tissues/cells and manipulation of molecular constituents of living systems to determine their structural and functional characteristics for design of therapeutic or measurement systems. Methods include biochemical, physiological, cell biology, mechanical, electrical and computer, systems, chemical, imaging, and other approaches. Prerequisite: APMA 2120, APMA 2130, APMA 3110, BME 2101, BME 2104, and BME 2220, or instructor permission; corequisite: BME 3310 or instructor permission.
BME 4806: Biomedical Applications of Genetic Engineering
Credits: 3
Provides biomedical engineers with a grounding in molecular biology and a working knowledge of recombinant DNA technology, thus establishing a basis for the evaluation and application of genetic engineering in whole animal systems. Beginning with the basic principles of cell structure and function, this course examines the use of molecular methods to study gene expression and its critical role in health and disease. Topics include DNA replication, transcription, translation, methods for studying genes and gene expression at the mRNA and protein levels, methods for mutating genes and introducing genes into cells, methods for creating genetically-engineered mice and methods for accomplishing gene therapy by direct in vivo gene transfer. Prerequisite: BME 2101, 2102, and 2104, or CHE 2246, and third- or fourth-year standing, or instructor permission.
BME 4995: Biomedical Engineering Advanced Projects
Credits: 1–3
A year-long research project in biomedical engineering conducted in consultation with a department faculty advisor; usually related to ongoing faculty research. Includes the design, execution, and analysis of experimental laboratory work and computational or theoretical computer analysis of a problem. Requires a comprehensive report of the results. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year standing, and instructor permission.
BME 7806: Biomedical Applications of Genetic Engineering
Credits: 3
Provides biomedical engineers with a grounding in molecular biology and a working knowledge of recombinant DNA technology, thus establishing a basis for the evaluation and application of genetic engineering in whole animal systems. Beginning with the basic principles of genetics, this course examines the use of molecular methods to study gene expression and its critical role in health and disease. Topics include DNA replication, transcription, translation, recombinant DNA methodology, methods for analyzing gene expression (including microarray and genechip analysis), methods for creating genetically-engineered mice, and methods for accomplishing gene therapy by direct in vivo gene transfer. Prerequisite: BME 6103, undergraduate-level cell and/or molecular biology course. (e.g., BME 2104) or instructor permission. Suggested preparation: biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and physiology..
BME 8995: M.E. Supervised Project Research (M.E. STUDENTS ONLY)
Credits: 1–6
FOR M.E. STUDENTS ONLY. A research project in biomedical engineering conducted in consultation with a faculty advisor. Includes the design, execution, and analysis of experimental laboratory work and computational or theoretical computer analysis of a problem. Fulfills the project requirement for the Biomedical Engineering Masters of Engineering degree. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission Required.
BME 8999: Master's Research
Credits: 1–12
Master's Research
BME 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
PHY 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation.