Credentials: Biomedical Engineering Department
Position title: In vitro disease modeling
1111 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
Cancer Biology; Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine
My lab employs techniques from biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioconjugate chemistry, gene editing, and microfabrication, to create in vitro environments that model disease progression. We then apply molecular and cellular biology and computational tools to examine cell/tissue outcomes in these biomimetic culture platforms. Through this approach, we seek to: 1) understand how cells integrate multiple cues to make ‘decisions’ about their fate, and 2) decipher disease pathogenesis and elucidate the key stimuli involved, with the intent of using this knowledge to inform the design of clinical therapies.
ALSO A TRAINER IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science Program, Biotechnology (BTP), Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (MCP)