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Dr. Guilherme Garcia

Dr. Guilherme Garcia
Dr. Guilherme GarciaMarquette University

Medical College of Wisconsin

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 955-4466Google Scholar
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering, Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

Director

Airway Biomechanics Laboratory (Airway Lab)

Education

  • Ph.D. in Physics, 2005, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • M.S. in Physics, 2001, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • B.S. in Physics, 1999, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Courses Taught

BIEN4400/5400 Transport Phenomena—An introduction to Fluid Mechanics and its applications in Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Respiratory physiology
  • Fluid mechanics of respiratory airflow
  • Virtual surgery planning based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to improve surgical outcomes for nasal airway obstruction
  • Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulations of upper airway collapse in obstructive sleep apnea
  • Respiratory drug delivery, including the application of CFD models to improve the design of nasal sprays for chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Regulation of airway surface liquid (ASL) hydration, including mathematical models of ion transport and ASL dehydration in cystic fibrosis (CF) epithelia

Recent Publications

 

Recent Grants

  • Guilherme Garcia (Principal Investigator), John Rhee (Co-Investigator), Tucker Woodson (Co-Investigator),“Determining the phenotype of airway collapse in obstructive sleep apnea”. Sponsored by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment. (January 1, 2019–December 31, 2020)
  • Andinet Enquobahrie (Principal Investigator, Kitware Inc.), John Rhee (Co-Investigator, MCW), Guilherme Garcia (Co-Investigator), and other collaborators, “An Interactive, Patient-Specific Virtual Surgical Planning System for Upper Airway Obstruction Treatments” (R44 EB023121). Sponsored by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). (September 23, 2019–September 22, 2020)
  • Jeffry Schroeter (Principal Investigator, Applied Research Associates, Inc.), William Bennett (Co-Investigator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Julia Kimbell (Co-Investigator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Guilherme Garcia (Co-Investigator), and other collaborators, “Modifications and Improvements to Hybrid CFD-PBPK Models for Predictions of Nasal Corticosteroid Deposition, Absorption and Bioavailability" (BAA-PMQWP#220). Sponsored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). (July 1, 2020–September 30, 2022)

Student and professor working on 3-D printing

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