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Chiara Bellini

228 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • 2012 PhD in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Calgary
  • 2008 MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 2005 BSc in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Research & Scholarship Interests

Diseases of the cardiovascular system; effects of cellmediated growth and remodeling processes on tissue and organ mechanics
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Selected Publications

  • C. Bellini, M.R. Bersi, A. Caulk, J. Ferruzzi, D.M. Milewicz, F. Ramirez, D.B. Rifkin, G. Tellides, H. Yanagiswa, J.D. Humphrey, Comparison of Ten Murine Models Reveals a Distinct Biomechanical Phenotype in Thoracuc Aortic Aneurysms, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 14(130), 2017
  • C. Bellini, N.J. Kristofik, M.R. Bersi, T.R. Kyriakides, J.D. Humphrey, A Hidden Structural Vulnerability in the Thrombospondin-2 Deficient Aorta Increases the Propensity to Intramural Delamination, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedial Materials, 71, 2017, 397-406
  • M.R. Bersi, C. Bellini, J. Wu, K. Montaniel, D.G. Harrison, J.D. Humphrey, Excessive Adventitial Remodeling Leads to Early Aortic Maladaptation in Angiotensin-Induced Hypertension, Hypertension, 67(5), 2016, 890-896
  • C. Bellini, S. Wang, D.M. Milewicz, J.D. Humphrey, Myh11R247C/R247C Mutations Increase Thoracic Aorta Vulnerability to Intramural Damage Despite a General Biomechanical Adaptivity, Journal of Biomechanics, 48(1), 2015, 113-121
  • S. Roccabianca, C. Bellini, J.D. Humphrey, Computational Modelling Suggests Good, Bad and Ugly Roles of Glycosaminoglycans in Arterial Wall Mechanics and Mechanobiology, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2014
  • C. Bellini, S. Federico, Green-Naghdi Rate of the Kirchhoff Stress and Deformation Rate: the Elasticity Tensor, Zeitschrift fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Physik, 66(3), 2015, 1143-1163
  • C. Bellini, J. Ferruzzi, S. Roccabianca, E.S. Di Martino, J.D. Humphrey, A Microstructurally Motivated Model of Arterial Wall Mechanics with Mechanobiological Implications, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42(3), 2014, 488-502

Related News

March 23, 2017

21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.

September 1, 2016

Chiara Bellini joins the Bioengineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor.