Sandra Rugonyi's research interests include the analysis of biological systems and the development of mathematical and computational models that describe them. The main current research focus is on the study of the cardiovascular system during development and beyond.

Press Release Features Rugonyi

Rugonyi Lab's work on cardiac development was featured in the July 2013 issue of International Innovation, an international publication dissemination resource. International Innovation, accessible through Research Media, is a not just a publication for scientists, but the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to promoting discoveries and innovations in research and technology globally. Download a PDF of the article.

Rugonyi Lab's computational work on blood flow in the developing heart was also featured by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in the article Fluid Dynamics and Fetal Heart Health in December 2012 and also in SPIE, an international society advancing interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light, where the article was published under Biomedical Optics and Medical Imaging titled Imaging and modeling of blood flow in the developing heart.


Postdoctoral position open! We are looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher for performing exciting new computational research; multiple projects available! Please contact Professor Rugonyi. Please see our Research Projects page to learn more about our exciting research areas.

The Rugonyi Lab extends a warm welcome to our new research assistant 2, Stephen Haller.

Congratulations to Maddie Midgett for passing her Ph.D. qualifying exam!

Congratulations, again, to Maddie Midgett for being awarded the Charles Patrick Memorial Scholarship, an annual scholarship that is awarded to the top BME student based on a competitive evaluation of academic credentials, past experience and potential to complete Ph.D. and pursue a successful career in scientific research. Way to go Maddie!

Congratulations to Jaime Zelaya for successfully defending his Ph.D. Thesis on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. He will now be embarking on the next stage on his M.D. / Ph.D. programs. Good luck, Jaime!