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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

September 27, 2018

BioE Assistant Professors Jessica Oakes and Chiara Bellini were awarded a $1.5M award from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), administered through The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate, for examining the "Health Consequences Following Acute and Chronic Firefighter Exposure to Wildland Fire Smoke."

September 26, 2018

BioE Assistant Professors Jessica Oakes and Chiara Bellini are studying the health effects of vaping versus traditional combustible cigarettes.

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.