Meet the Faculty Candidate
I am a biomedical engineer specializing in biomaterials and tissue engineering. I earned my doctorate from Purdue University in 2010, where I worked with Prof. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu developing calcium phosphate cement-based scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Prof. Kristi Anseth at the University of Colorado Boulder. As a postdoc, my research has spanned chemistry and biology. The overarching goal of my work has been to develop hydrogel biomaterials that enable both fundamental and translational studies in tissue engineering. To date, I have contributed to twenty scientific publications, two U.S. patent applications, and twenty four scientific presentations at conferences. I have also mentored nine students in research, which averages out to more than one per year since entering graduate school. Ultimately, I hope to continue my research and teaching career as a tenure-track faculty in biomedical engineering.