My name is Yajuan Wang, a PhD candidate in the department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in Carnegie Mellon University.
In the fall of 2007, I came to peaceful Pittsburgh for gradute study. My master research was about "aortic arch morphgenesis and flow modeling in the chick embryo". At the beginning of 2009, I joined Dr. James F. Antaki's Laboratory for Innovation and Optimizaiton of Artificial Organ (and other medical device). Since then, my research has focused on the impact of control and management of ventricular assist device upon patients with end-stage heart failure.
My PhD Thesis is "Decision Guidance System for Personalized Mechanical Circulatory Assistance". It is aimed to develop a computational system to improve the management of end-stage heart failure. We are looking forward to and working for the day that physician and patient make optimal decision of advanced therapy for end-stage heart failure with regard to personalized life expectancy and quality of life.