Heather Hayenga

Heather Hayenga

Assistant Professor

[email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3558
Office: BSB 12.826

800 West Campbell Rd.
Mailstop: BSB11
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011
BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of California at Davis, 2006


Dr. Heather Hayenga is the PI of the Vascular Mechanobiology Lab. She graduated from the University of California at Davis (UCD) with her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 2006. While at UCD, she worked as an undergraduate research under the mentorship of Dr. Scott Simon. In 2011, Heather graduated from Texas A&M University with her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, under the supervision of Dr. Jay Humphrey. She then completed postdoctoral research with Dr. Helim Aranda-Espinoza in 2013 at the University of Maryland. Heather started as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in July of 2013.

Research Interests

Mechanobiology, Vascular Growth and Remodeling, Biomechanics, Cardiovascular Diseases