Dr. Carrie E. Perlman combines mechanics and physiology to understand and develop treatments for pulmonary edema. Dr. Perlman received her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and her doctorate in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University. As a doctoral student she helped test a pumpless artificial lung. Her role was to study right ventricle mechanics, ensuring that artificial lung use would not cause right heart failure.
Dr. Perlman completed her training as a postdoctoral fellow in a pulmonary physiology laboratory at Columbia University. Dr. Perlman also worked as a design engineer on development of a needleless injector at Human Factors Industrial Design, Inc. Dr. Perlman is currently an associate professor in Biomedical Engineering, and chair of the BME Ph.D. program, at Stevens Institute of Technology.