Heilshorn Biomaterials Group


Chris Lindsay

PhD Materials Science, 2020

Dual-Stage Crosslinked Bioinks for Tissue Engineering

Abbygail Foster

Postdoc 2015-2019

Protein-Engineered Hydrogels for Gene Delivery and Cell Transplantation

Brad Krajina

PhD Chemical Engineering, 2019

Erica Castillo

Mechanical Engineering

Engineered Microenviroments for Heart Muscle Cells

Alex Berry

MS Materials Science, 2018

Degradable Materials as Sacrificial Inks in 3D Bioprinting

Adi de la Zerda

PhD Materials Science, 2017

Eric Teasley

MD/PhD 2016

Midori Greenwood-Goodwin

PhD Bioengineering, 2014

Physical Protein Hydrogel for Developing a Neuroprotective 3D Environment

Nicole Romano

PhD Materials Science, 2014

Angiogenesis in Elastin-Based Protein Scaffolds for Application in Spinal Cord Regeneration

Patrick Benitez

PhD Bioengineering, 2014

Nanoscale Ligand Patterning of 3D Protein Scaffolds to Engineer Microvasculature

Rebecca DiMarco (Snyder)

PhD Bioengineering 2014

Engineering Intestinal Microenvironments: Towards a New Preclinical Drug Screening Platform

Kelly Huggins

Postdoc, 2011-2014

Biotemplating Using Self-Assembling Protein Scaffolds for the Synthesis of Nanostructures

Kyle Lampe

Postdoc, 2010-2013

Protein-based Hydrogel Systems for Three Dimensional Neural Stem Cell Culture and Treatment of CNS Diseases and Injuries

Yuki Hori


Double Physical Hybrid Hydrogels to Control Release Properties of Therapeutic Factors and to Improve the In Vivo Performance of MITCH

Cindy Chung

Postdoc 2009-2013

3-D Culture of Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes in Protein Hydrogels for Cardiac Repair

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

Johan Karlsson

Visiting Student, 2012

Chalmers University

Sabrina Ullmann

Visiting Student, 2012

RWTH Aachen University

Mark Vodhanel

MS Materials Science, 2012

Protein-based Chemical Hydrogel for Regenerative Medicine Applications in the Brain

Hui Xu

Postdoc, 2009-2012

Microfluidic and Biomaterial Engineering for Studying Neuron Stem Cell Migration and Differentiation

Debanti Sengupta

PhD Chemistry, 2012

The Role of Cardiomyocyte-Scaffold Interactions in Tissue Engineering

Ji Seok Lee

MS Materials Science, 2011

Recombinant Protein Physical Hydrogels for Cell Transplantation

Kathryn Dwyer

MS Materials Science, 2011

Exploration of Neurite Growth Characteristics in an Agarose Hydrogel Using Laser Ablation

James Su

Postdoc 2010-2011

Three Dimensional Scaffold-Based Systems for Primary Human Intestinal Culture

Amir Shamloo

PhD Mech Eng, 2010

Cell Culture in Microfluidic Devices for Regenerative Medicine

Brandon Cord

PhD, 2010

Palmer Group

Cell Culture in Microfluidic Devices for Regenerative Medicine

Alex Mo

MS Materials Science, 2010

Microfluidic Culture Incorporated onto Microelectrode Arrays for Neural Signaling Research

Karin Straley

PhD Chemical Engineering, 2009

Chemically Crosslinked Protein Hydrogels for Spinal Cord Injury Regeneration

Sung Yeon Hwang

MS Materials Science, 2009

Self-Assembly and Biotemplating of Proteins for 2D and 3D Conducting Nanostructures

David Chang

Visiting Scientist

Otolaryngology, Stanford Medical School

Cheryl Wong Po Foo

Postdoc 2006-2009

Injectable Physical Hydrogels for Cell Transplantation

Christina Gyenge

Visiting Scientist, 2008

Tsuyoshi Kimura

Visiting Scientist, 2008

The Use of Physical Hydrogels for DNA Delivery

Former Undergraduate Group Members

  • Brian Aguado
  • Vir Choksi
  • Wesley Hong
  • Monica Jeong
  • Max Yoon Kim
  • Christina Kratschmer
  • Micol Marchetti-Bowick
  • Karina Padilla
  • Katie Pickrell
  • Sandra Sanchez
  • Sharon Chen
  • Shamik Mascharak
  • Lily Katz
  • Alice Wang
  • Noelle Pineda
  • Wyatt Ratliff
  • Vicky Robles
  • Ashley Seni
  • Jeffery Sweet
  • Wilson Torres
  • Sarah Cabreros
  • Aheli Chattopadhyay
  • Cong Dinh
  • Roberto Pimienta
  • Kaz Lewis
  • Diana Gong
  • Audrey Zhu
  • Ashley Westerfield