Heilshorn Biomaterials Group

Materials Science & Engineering Department
Stanford University

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Principal Investigator

Sarah Heilshorn Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Faculty Affiliate, Bioengineering

Graduate Students

Brad Krajina 2nd year PhD
Karen Dubbin
3rd year PhD
Mat Sci
Injectable Hydrogels for Spinal Cord Injury
Chris Madl
3rd year PhD
Cell Responsive Protein-Engineered Biomaterials for Neural Tissue Engineering
Amy Proctor
3rd year PhD
Chem Eng
Cellular Viability During Syringe Flow
Jordan Raphel 5th year PhD
Mat Sci
Photocrosslinked Films of Elastin-like Proteins as Bioactive Coatings
Meghaan Smith
6th year PhD
Chem Eng
Implementing Microfluidic Devices to Study the Cellular Microenvironment
Huiyuan Wang
3rd year PhD
Mat Sci
Protein-Based Hydrogels for 3D Cell Encapsulation and Drug Delivery

Eric Teasley
6th year MD/PhD

Undergraduate Students

Cong Dinh BS Mat Sci TBC

Shamik Mascharak BS Bio Eng TBC

Sharon Chen BS Mat Sci TBC

Lei Cai PhD
Polymer Eng
Smart Hybrid Protein Hydrogels for Drug Delivery and Cell Transplantation

Matthew Haugh
Bio Eng
Cell-Matrix Interactions in Porous 3D Hydrogels

Visiting Scientists
Annika Enejder Chalmers University

Rotation Students
Maria Birukova, Medical Scientist Training Program Dan Hunt, Chemical Engineering
Courtney Gegg, Bioengineering Amanda Steele, Bioengineering

Support Staff

Ruby Eka Dewi Lab Manager & Research Assistant

Erin Temel
Administrative Assistant

Former Group Members
Yuki Hori Postdoc
Double Physical Hybrid Hydrogels to Control Release Properties of Therapeutic Factors and to Improve the In Vivo Performance of MITCH
Kyle Lampe Postdoc
Protein-based Hydrogel Systems for Three Dimensional Neural Stem Cell Culture and Treatment of CNS Diseases and Injuries
Alia Schoen PhD Materials Science, 2013
Synthesis and Organization of Nanostructured Materials Using Biomolecules
Andreina Parisi-Amon PhD Bioengineering, 2013
MITCH: Mixing-Induced, Two-Component Hydrogel for 3D Cell Encapsulation, Proliferation, and Differentiation
Widya Mulyasasmita PhD Bioengineering, 2013
Two-Component Physical Protein Hydrogel for 3D Cell Encapsulation and Recovery
Arunagirinathan Manickam Adhimoolam Postdoc 2011-2013
Insights on Nucleation and Growth of Inorganic Materials Using Three-Dimensional Protein Assemblies as Templates

Martin Andersson
Visiting Scientist, 2012
Chalmers University

Brandon Cord PhD, 2010     Palmer Group
Cell Culture in Microfluidic Devices for Regenerative Medicine
Cindy Chung Postdoc 2009-2013
3-D Culture of Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes in Protein Hydrogels for Cardiac Repair

Kathryn Dwyer MS Mat Sci, 2011
Exploration of Neurite Growth Characteristics in an Agarose Hydrogel Using Laser Ablation

Christina Gyenge Visiting Scientist, 2008
Sung Yeon Hwang MS Mat Sci, 2009
Self-Assembly and Biotemplating of Proteins for 2D and 3D Conducting Nanostructures

Johan Karlsson Visiting Student, 2012
Chalmers University

Tsuyoshi Kimura Visiting Scientist, 2008
The Use of Physical Hydrogels for DNA Delivery
Ji Seok Lee MS Mat Sci, 2011
Recombinant Protein Physical Hydrogels for Cell Transplantation

Alex Mo
MS Mat Sci, 2010
Microfluidic Culture Incorporated onto Microelectrode Arrays for Neural Signaling Research
Debanti Sengupta PhD Chemistry, 2012
The Role of Cardiomyocyte-Scaffold Interactions in Tissue Engineering

Amir Shamloo PhD Mech Eng, 2010
Cell Culture in Microfluidic Devices for Regenerative Medicine

Karin Straley PhD Chem Eng, 2009
Chemically Crosslinked Protein Hydrogels for Spinal Cord Injury Regeneration
James Su Postdoc 2010-2011
Three Dimensional Scaffold-Based Systems for Primary Human Intestinal Culture
Sabrina Ullmann Visiting Student, 2012
RWTH Aachen University

Mark Vodhanel MS Mat Sci, 2012
Protein-based Chemical Hydrogel for Regenerative Medicine Applications in the Brain
Cheryl Wong Po Foo Postdoc 2006-2009
Injectable Physical Hydrogels for Cell Transplantation
Hui Xu Postdoc, 2009-2012
Microfluidic and Biomaterial Engineering for Studying Neuron Stem Cell Migration and Differentiation
Kelly Huggins Postdoc, 2011-2014
Biotemplating Using Self-Assembling Protein Scaffolds for the Synthesis of Nanostructures
Patrick Benitez PhD BioEng, 2014
Nanoscale Ligand Patterning of 3D Protein Scaffolds to Engineer Microvasculature
Rebecca DiMarco (Snyder) PhD BioEng 2014
Engineering Intestinal Microenvironments: Towards a New Preclinical Drug Screening Platform
Midori Greenwood-Goodwin PhD BioEng, 2014
Physical Protein Hydrogel for Developing a Neuroprotective 3D Environment
Nicole Romano Phd Mat Sci, 2014
Angiogenesis in Elastin-Based Protein Scaffolds for Application in Spinal Cord Regeneration

David Chang Visiting Scientist,
Otolaryngology, Stanford Medical School

Former Undergraduate Group Members
Brian Aguado Vir Choksi
Wesley Hong Monica Jeong
Max Yoon Kim
Christina Kratschmer
Micol Marchetti-Bowick Karina Padilla
Katie Pickrell Noelle Pineda
Wyatt Ratliff Vicky Robles
Ashley Seni Jeffery Sweet
Wilson Torres Sarah Cabreros
Aheli Chattopadhyay Roberto Pimienta
Sandra Sanchez

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Updated 05/02/2014