PhD student receives AHA fellowship

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Mechanical and aerospace department’s Erdem Kucukal is exploring abnormal cellular adhesion in pulmonary vascular shunts.

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

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

Kucukal is a PhD student in the lab of Umut Gurkan, the Warrant E. Rupp Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.