Richard J. Cohen, MD, PhD
Wener Lv, BS, MS
Candance M. Weaver
Richard J. Cohen, MD (HST '76), PhD
Dr. Cohen focuses on the application of physics and engineering to solve problems in biology and medicine, particularly in developing cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. He has developed a noninvasive measurement of microvolt level fluctuations in electrocardiographic signals to identify individuals at risk for sudden cardiac death form heart rhythm disturbances. Cambridge Heart, Incorporated, a company that Dr. Cohen helped found, has commercialized this technology, called the measurement of microvolt T-wave alternans. The technology has been successfully tested in a wide range of international clinical trials and is being introduced into widespread clinical practice.
HST Faculty, MD Alumnus
Whitaker Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Director, Biomedical Enterprise Program, HST
Mr. Lv has a Bachelor and Master of Science from Tsingjua University, Beijing, China in Instrumentation and Measurement. Wener Lv is a Ph.D. candidate doing his thesis research in Bio-electrical Strategies for Image-Guided Therapies.
Candance M. Weaver, Lab Administrator
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. from 8-4
Candy Weaver is the Administrator for the Cohen Lab and office. Her support with grant and financial administration adds to the overall success of the Lab. She and her husband of 18 years reside in Waltham, MA.
Candy was Co-convener of the MIT Working Group on Support Staff Issues (WGSSI) and Co-chair of the WGSSI Prof. Dev. Subcommittee. She strives to see MIT support staff reach their full potential in their careers
Candy graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies (cum laude) in the Social Science of Psychology and has a citation in Linguistics. Candy's outside interests range from holding a Massachusetts state horseback riding instructor certification to establishing schools in Tactic, Guatemala with Impact Ministries.
Student Alumni of the Cohen Lab
Thesis: Using genetic algorithm to "fool" HMAX object recognition model
Thesis: A model of sinoatrial node cell regulation by the autonomic nervous system
Algorithm Developer, Hudson River Trading
Thesis: A device user interface for the guided ablative therapy of cardiac arrhythmias
Account Manager at Stereotaxis, Inc.
Thesis: Estimation of cardiovascular indices by analysis of the arterial blood pressure signal
Development Engineer, Smith & Nephew Endoscopy
Thesis: Computer simulation of a novel technique for Radio-Frequency Ablation of ventricular arrhythmias
Director, Clinical Strategy, Imaging Systems at Philips Healthcare
Xinshu Grace Xiao
Thesis: Noninvasive assessment of cardiovascular health
Assistant Professor at UCLA
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