● Cardiac anatomy and microstructure using histology and diffusion tensor MRI, and the structural underpinning of cardiac function.
● Ex vivo cardiac MRI, confocal microscopy, image analysis, preclinical models of cardiovascular disease, cardiac Langendorff preparations.
● Previously researched novel measures of diastolic function using echocardiography, and on the development of anti-thrombin nanoparticles for site-specific anticoagulation without increasing bleeding risk.
● Other interests include: analytics and optimization, having completed his Masters of Operations Research with a thesis titled "Optimal Electricity Distribution Tariff Design"
● Skills include: animal handling and surgery, MRI scanning, preclinical echocardiography, signal and image processing, programming and teaching.
● Doctoral thesis, titled "Biomechanics of Cardiac Remodelling in Heart Failure", focused on the cardiac structure-function relationship.
● Completed doctoral work jointly with the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.
● Doctoral work included: in vivo cine and tagged MRI, ex vivo diffusion tensor MRI, in vivo left ventricular pressure measurement via catheterization, imaging of fibrosis using confocal microscopy, and in vitro Lagendorff preparations, finite element modelling of diastole, and novel material constitutive equation development.
Daniel Ennis, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor