BioB.S. The Johns Hopkins University, 1989Ph.D. University of California San Diego, 1996M.D., University of California San Diego, 1998Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiology, University of Freiburg (Germany), 1995-1996 and Developmental Biology and Anatomy, University of South Carolina, 1998-1999
"We study how the heart responds to disease and changes in mechanical loading, then use this understanding to develop new treatments for heart disease."Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Jeff Holmes's lab studies the interactions between mechanics, function, and growth and remodeling in the heart, using a combination of computational and experimental models. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Whitaker Foundation, the Coulter Foundation, and the Hartwell Foundation.He obtained his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1989, his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego in 1995, and his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 1998. His first faculty position was at Columbia University, where he helped found and build a new Biomedical Engineering department from 1999 to 2007. In 2007, Dr. Holmes moved to the University of Virginia. In 2020, Dr. Holmes left UVA to becme the Dean of Engineering at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Among Dr. Holmes' lasting legacies at the University of Virginia is the establishment and foundational leadership of the Center for Engineering in Medicine. The center’s mission is to create the nation’s best ecosystem for generating, developing and translating innovative ideas at the engineering-medicine interface to improve prevention, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease.