Colleen Crouch, MSE

Colleen is currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. As an undergraduate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, she began her research in cardiovascular health and thermoregulation. Her background in material science and biomedical engineering provide a unique approach to her research by combining engineering concepts and physiology. Colleen hopes to continue her research as a professor and inspire the next generation of scientists and researchers. Anticipated graduation: Spring 2019


Peer-reviewed Publications

Crouch A.C., Manders A, Cao A, Scheven U, Greve JM. Cross-sectional area of the murine aorta linearly increases with increasing core body temperature. International Journal of Hyperthermia. Online:

Kuruvilla S.P., Tiruchinapally G., Crouch A.C., ElSayed M., Greve J.M. Dendrimer-doxorubicin conjugates exhibit improved anticancer activity and reduce doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity in a murine hepatocellular carcinoma model. PLoS ONE. 2017. 12(8): e0181944

Restrepo M., Crouch A.C., et al., Hemodynamic Impact of the Superior Vena Cava Placement in the Y-graft Fontan Connection. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2016 Jan; 101 (1):183-9

Abstracts and Presentations

Crouch, A.C., Cardiovascular System and Thermoregulation. Invited Talk: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Seminar, Frankel Cardiovascular Center,  University of Michigan. May 15, 2017

Crouch, A.C., Greve, J., Thermoregulation by Age: A Cardiovascular MRI Study. Oral presentation: Society of Thermal Medicine Annual Meeting 2017 

Kuruvilla, S., Crouch, A.C., Greve, J., Tumor vasculature differs between cell and fragment derived murine orthotopic models of hepatocellular carcinoma. Electronic poster session at International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting 2017

Crouch, A.C., Palmer, O., Greve, J., Effect of Core Temperature on the Venous System. Poster session presented at Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting 2016

Crouch, A.C., Greve, J., Thermoregulation By Sex: A Cardiovascular MRI Study. Interactive Presentation: 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2016

Crouch, A.C., Greve, J., Effects of Core Temperature on Peripheral and Cerebral Vasculature in MRI Studies. Oral Presentation: Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting 2015

Crouch et al., Effects of the Superior Vena Cava Placement in the Y-graft Fontan for Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Defects. Poster session presented at: Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting 2013

Research and Education Activities

  • 2016-present: Translational Cardiovascular Research and Entrepreneurship (NIH T32) Trainee
  • 2016: NASA Sponsored Student to the International Astronautical Congress 
  • 2016: Engineering Graduate Symposium Co-chair
  • 2015-present: Rackham Graduate School Student Government Representative
  • 2016: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention
  • 2014-present: Rackham Merit Fellow
  • 2012-2014: Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2013: President’s Undergraduate Research Award
  • 2012: Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) with the Center for Energy Efficient Electronic Science (E3S)
  • 2010-2014: Georgia Tech President’s Scholar