Regenerative Medicine

Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, and Animal Science

Trevor Cardinal, Director (Biomedical Engineering Admissions Contact)

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Office: 192-326
Phone Number: 805-756-6244


Dr. Trevor Cardinal wanted to be a part of this program as soon as he read the RFA (request for application) for the Bridges to Stem Cell Research Grant from CIRM. Many of the skills that CIRM hoped students would gain through a Bridges Program were already being taught or planned to be taught through Biomedical Engineering courses. Therefore, this grant program provided an opportunity to harness existing department resources and expertise, and to partner with other departments on campus to develop a comprehensive degree program that prepares students for careers in the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine.

Additionally, my research interests include cardiovascular regenerative medicine, which you can read more about at my lab website.

For additional information, please visit my Biomedical Engineering Department homepage.


  • B.S Kinesiology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • PhD Physiological Sciences, University of Arizona

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine
Ischemic Disease


CIRM Class: BMED 560/1 Cell Transplantation & Biotherapeutics:

The purpose of this course is to learn procedures including rodent handling, anesthesia, surgically modeling disease, biotherapy delivery, and visualizing/measuring therapeutic efficacy. There will also be an additional focus on experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

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