• Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology
Elaheh Rahbar

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Research Interests

  • Areas of interest: traumatic injuries, hemorrhagic shock, blood biomarkers, resuscitation, cardiovascular biomechanics and CFD modeling

    The Rahbar Lab (the "ER" lab) at Texas A&M aims to engineer personalized solutions for traumatic injuries. Dr. Rahbar has over a decade of experience in the area of hemorrhagic shock, resuscitation, and blood transfusions post-injury. Her lab takes a multi-scale approach to studying the complex and dynamic physiologic responses following a severe critical injury, including massive hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, and acute lung injury. Her approaches integrate computational fluid dynamics, statistical modeling, systems biology, -omics,  mechanobiology, and tissue engineering to understand better the mechanisms regulating the acute response following a traumatic injury and subsequent tissue resolution and recovery phase. The Rahbar lab has been funded by the NIH/NHLBI through a K25 and current R01 Stephen Katz award, the Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Awards & Honors

  • Research Excellence Award Recipient, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2018-2023
  • Early Stage Investigator Award in Basic Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2022
  • New Team Science Award for “Advanced Computational Cardiovascular Lab for Trauma, Hemorrhagic Shock & Critical Care”, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2022