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C. Ross Ethier C. Ross Ethier, Ph.D.
Professor
Georgia Research Alliance Lawrence L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Eminent Scholar in Bioengineering

Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30332-0535

Phone: 404-385-0100
Fax: 404-894-2423
Location: GT: IBB - 2306
E-Mail: ross.ethier@bme.gatech.edu
URL: http://www.ethierlab.gatech.edu/

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Areas of Research

    Biomechanics and mechanobiology, with focus on: glaucoma, including studies of aqueous humour drainage and optic nerve head biomechanics; mechanobiology of osteoarthritis; flow in the cardiovascular system; relationship between hemodynamics and arterial disease.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
  • S.M., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
  • M.Math, Mathematics, University of Waterloo, 1982
  • B.S., Queens University, 1980

Selected Awards

  • 2012, Fellow of the City and Guilds Institute
  • 2009, Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • 2009, Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • 2007, Fellow of the American Institute Medical and Biological Engineering
  • 2006, Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2000-2007, Canada Research Chair (Tier I)
  • 1997-1999, E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship
  • 1999, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship

Selected Research Publications

  • MA Van Doormaal, A Kazakidi, M Wylezinska, A Hunt, JL Tremoleda, A Protti, Y Borhaus, W Gsell, PD Weinberg, CR Ethier, “Hemodynamics in the mouse aortic arch computed from MRI-derived velocities at the aortic root”, J Royal Soc Interface, July 2012.
  • WD Stamer, Y Lei, A Boussommier-Calleja, D Overby, CR Ethier, “eNOS, a Pressure-Dependent Regulator of Intraocular Pressure", Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vol. 52, pp. 9438-9444, 2011.
  • Y Lei, DR Overby, WD Stamer, CR Ethier, “Outflow physiology of the mouse eye: pressure dependence and ‘washout’”, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vol. 52, pp. 1865-1871, 2011.
  • IA Sigal, JG Flanagan, CR Ethier, “Factors influencing optic nerve head biomechanics“, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Volume: 46, Issue: 11, Pages: 4189-4199, DOI: 10.1167/iovs.05-0541, Published: NOV 2005.
  • CR Ethier, M Johnson, J Ruberti, “Ocular biomechanics and biotransport“, Annual Review Of Biomedical Engineering, Volume: 6, Pages: 249-273, DOI: 10.1146/annurev.bioeng.6.040803.140055, Published: 2004.
  • J Gottanka, D Chan, M Eichhorn, et al., “Effects of TGF-beta 2 in perfused human eyes”, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Volume: 45, Issue: 1, Pages: 153-158, DOI: 10.1167/iovs.03-0796, Published: JAN 2004.
  • JG Myers, JA Moore, M Ojha, et al., “Factors influencing blood flow patterns in the human right coronary artery”, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Volume: 29, Issue: 2, Pages: 109-120, DOI:10.1114/1.1349703, Published: FEB 2001.
  • CR Ethier, RD Kamm, BA Palaszewski, BA; et al., “Calculations of flow resistance in the juxtacanalicular meshwork”, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Volume: 27, Issue: 12, Pages: 1741-1750, Published: DEC 1986.


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