Heilshorn Biomaterials Group

The Heilshorn group designs materials that mimic the nano- and micro-scale order found in nature for applications in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and biology.

Who We Are

We are a collaborative team of research scientists and trainees spanning several disciplines and a range of educational experiences. We believe diversity in thought is at the core of successful interdisciplinary research and scientific advancement. To this end, we welcome contributions from all individuals, drawing on their own unique scientific and personal backgrounds. We actively foster a supportive and equitable learning environment through mutual respect, social connection, and mentorship.

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What We Believe

We believe that we achieve our most influential learning and our most innovative research when we work together to empower one another.

We believe that a diverse scientific community is imperative for the advancement of STEM, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, familial responsibilities, age, ability status, neurodiversity, religious beliefs, citizenship status, and country of origin.

We believe Black Lives Matter.

We believe all spaces are LGBTQ+ spaces.

We believe that we each have an individual responsibility to identify actions we can personally take to create a more inclusive STEM community that benefits from all voices.

We believe it is our collective duty to educate ourselves about the historical and current inequities that cause some groups to be underrepresented and undervalued in STEM.

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Recent News

  • The Heilshorn Lab welcomes Michelle Huang, a PhD student from the Chemical Engineering Department, as she officially joins the lab!
  • Pam Cai successfully passed her PhD qualifying exam in the Chemical Engineering Department! Congrats Pam!
  • Laura Marquardt had a manuscript published in Science Advances, and it was featured on Stanford Medicine's Scope blog. Great work, Laura!
  • PhD student Katarina Klett and undergraduate Ashley Westerfield were both named NSF Graduate Fellows! Congrats Kat and Ashley!
  • The Heilshorn Lab welcomes Lucia Brunel, a PhD student from the Chemical Engineering Department, as she officially joins the lab!
  • Congratulations to Katarina Klett for successfully passing her PhD qualifying exam in the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Department!
  • Chris Lindsay successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. Congratulations, Dr. Lindsay!
  • Julien Roth successfully passed his PhD qualifying exam in the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Department! Congratulations, Julien!

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