CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
This supplement is being used to support an additional full-time investigator, Dr. Alberto Gandini, who possesses particular skills and expertise not currently available in our group. The current team is comprised primarily of biomedical engineers, life scientists, and numerical experts. Dr. Gandini’s background in physics will contribute to the completion of Aims 1 and 3 of our parent award by providing theoretical knowledge, and performing mathematical analysis of the underlying principles governing the observed transport phenomena. This will replace a proportion of trial-and-error experiments with definitive mathematical models — which is indeed the ultimate goal of the parent grant.