Carol A. Gibbons Kroeker


 Carol A. Gibbons Kroeker

E-mailckroeker@ambrose.edu
Address150 Ambrose Circle S.W.
Calgary, AB
Phone403-410-2000
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Assistant Professor of Biology, Ambrose Seminary

BSc, ,
M.C.S., ,
Ph.D., ,

I started my university education with a math degree, but found my interests lay in applying these math principles to living things. This led me to the area of arterial Biomechanics which then progressed into cardiac mechanics and biomedical engineering. Recent work involved creating a finite element model (computer model) of the heart that predicted areas of compression and tension within the heart muscle. From this, predicted areas of the heart that may be getting reduced blood flow and be at risk of ischemia and heart attack. Now looking at new ways to estimate and measure coronary blood flow through the heart muscle. Most research takes place at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, where holds an adjunct professorship. While doing research, also enjoys teaching. Ambrose allowed for the opportunity to combine faith with teaching biology. Outside of the lab and classroom, life is busy with husband and four children. As a family, we like hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, swimming, and camping. Her husband also teaches science, so they like to get out and experience biology up close!

Recent Publications
Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts:

Carol A. Gibbons Kroeker, Samer Adeeb, Nigel G. Shrive, and John V. Tyberg. Compression Induced by RV Pressure Overload Decreases Regional Coronary Blood Flow in Anesthetized Dogs. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 2006: 290:2432-2438.

Carol A. Gibbons Kroeker, Samer Adeeb, John V. Tyberg, and Nigel G. Shrive. A 2-D FE Model of the Heart Demonstrates the Role of the Pericardium in Ventricular Deformation. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 2006: 291:2229-2236

Gibbons Kroeker, Carol A., Nigel G. Shrive, Israel Belenkie, and John V. Tyberg. The Pericardium modulates LV and RV Stroke Volumes to Compensate for Sudden Changes in Cardiac Volume. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 284: H2247-H2254 (2003).

Nelson GS, Sayed-Ahmed EY, Gibbons Kroeker CA, Sun YH, Keurs HE, Shrive NG, Tyberg JV. Compression of interventricular septum during right ventricular pressure loading. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2001 Jun;280(6):H2639-48.

Past publications:

Gibbons Kroeker, Carol A., John V. Tyberg, and Rafael Beyar. The Effects of Ischemia on Left Ventricular Apex-rotation: An experimental study in anaesthetized dogs. Circulation, 1995: 92, 3539-3548.

Gibbons Kroeker, Carol A., John V. Tyberg, and Rafael Beyar. The Effects of Load manipulation, heart rate, and contractility on Left Ventricular apical rotation: An experimental study in anaesthetized dogs. Circulation, 1995: 92, 130-141.

Beyar, Rafael, Riva Ben-ari, Carol A. Gibbons Kroeker, John V. Tyberg, and Samuel Sideman. The effect of interconnecting collagen fibres on LV function and intramyocardial compression

n. Cardiovascular Research, 1993.

Gibbons Kroeker, Carol A., H.E.D.J. ter Keurs, Merrill L. Knudtson, John V. Tyberg, and Rafael Beyar. An Optical Device to Measure the Dynamics of Apex Rotation of the Left Ventricle. American Journal of Physiology, 1993: 265, H1444-H1449.

Gibbons (Kroeker), Carol A., and Robert E. Shadwick. Circulatory Mechanics in the Toad, Bufo marinus. I. Structure and Mechanical Design of the Aorta. Journal of Experimental Biology, 158: 275-289, 1991.

Gibbons (Kroeker), Carol A., and Robert E. Shadwick. Circulatory Mechanics in the Toad, Bufo marinus. II. Haemodynamics of the Arterial Windkessel. Journal of Experimental Biology, 158: 291-306, 1991.

Gibbons (Kroeker), Carol A., and Robert E. Shadwick. Functional similarities in the mechanical design of the aorta in lower vertebrates and mammals. Experientia, 45: 1083-1088, 1089.



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