Lauren Black III, PhD


Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering



BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati
MS, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Postdoctoral Training, University of Minnesota


Campus: Medford
Office: Science & Technology Center
Laboratory: Science & Technology Center

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-627-4660
Laboratory Phone: 617-627-2641
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology


Research Synopsis

Our research centers on understanding the biophysical signaling mechanisms responsible for the development of healthy and diseased myocardium. Using an array of approaches, we are designing new approaches to repair diseased or damaged myocardium. We are using whole organ decellularization to study the role that the local extracellular environment (matrix stiffness, morphology and composition) plays in the progression of myocardial disease and how it relates to the potential effectiveness of cell therapy based methods of cardiac repair. We are also studying physicochemical signaling mechanisms responsible for the development of healthy myocardium from cardiac precursor or stem/ progenitor cells. Lastly, we are working on design, development and evaluation of new methods for cardiac repair following myocardial infarction and heart failure, including the use of tissue engineered ventricular myocardium created in vitro for implantation in vivo.


Lab Members

Lauren Baugh, PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering Send an e-mail 
Breanna Duffy, PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering  Send an e-mail 
Spencer Fenn, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail 
Luke Perreault, PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering  Send an e-mail 
Whitney Stoppel, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Yuqi Wang, PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering Send an e-mail

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research