Kareen L K Coulombe Assistant Professor of Engineering

Dr. Coulombe specializes in engineering cardiac tissue with electromechanical and contractile properties akin to native heart tissue using human cardiomyocytes derived from pluripotent stem cells. These engineered tissues are used as a regenerative therapy when implanted in a model of myocardial infarction to assess vascular, electrical, and mechanical integration and the implant's contributions to the heart's pumping function. Dr. Coulombe earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester summa cum laude in 2001 and was a Whitaker Pre-doctoral Fellow, earning a Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of Washington in 2007. She was an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein post-doctoral fellow in Pathology at the University of Washington and started as an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown in January 2014.

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