Marvin "Marv" Slepian^

Regents Professor
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Sarver Heart Center, Room 5146

Degrees and Appointments

  • MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • B.A. Biochemical Sciences and Science in Human Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Research Specialties: novel biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery, soft robotics, virtual reality systems and medical device development


Research Description

In parallel with his clinical career, Dr. Marvin "Marv" Slepian has had an extensive research career leading to the development of innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases.  Dr. Slepian’s lab has also, for years, been heavily involved in basic science concentrating on three main areas: 1. the role of cell-matrix interactions in vascular disease, 2. basic aspects of cell-material interactions, and 3. the impact of physical forces (notably shear and sound) on platelet activation.