Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

PhD Student Receives AHA Fellowship

Erdem Kucukal, a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received a predoctoral fellowship award from the American Heart Association.

Erdem is exploring abnormal cellular adhesion in pumonary vascular shunts.

The award will support his project “Elucidating the role of abnormal cellular adhesion in pathologic pulmonary vascular shunts."

Erdem is astudent in the lab of Umut Gurkan, the Warrant E. Rupp Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.