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Aric Lu (G4)

University of Delaware, Electrical Engineering, HBEE

I work with the bioprinting team to develop materials and methods to model human systems in vitro.

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Mariana Mata

Research Assistant III
As part of the bioprinting team, I work closely with post-docs and graduate students in 3D organoid engineering projects. I am interested in how organoid-on-chip models can assess immune responses in different tissues.
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Jalilah Muhammad (G3)

Southern University and A&M College, Chemistry, BS

I am interested in programming embedded 3D printed structures with liquid crystal elastomers as artificial muscles to advance the technology of soft robotics and assistive devices.

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Maxwell Nagarajan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
During his PhD, Max developed quantitative methods to profile microRNA from fixed tissue using microfabrication and microfluidics techniques. In the Lewis Lab, Max is using 3D bioprinting to fabricate skin tissue models.
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Nils Pasquero

ETH Zurich, Chemical and Process Engineering, BS

I am interested in designing functionalized hydrogels for biologics encapsulation, with the aim of enabling drug delivery applications of acoustophoretic printing. As a part of a multidisciplinary team, I work at the intersection between polymer chemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical engineering.

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Daniel S. Reynolds

Boston University, PhD

During his Ph.D., Daniel developed 3D in vitro tumor models to study how the tumor microenvironment’s physical properties contribute to cancer progression. At the Lewis Research Group, Daniel’s research focuses on using 3D bioprinting to manufacture vascularized biological tissues for applications in both regenerative medicine and disease modeling.

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Benito Román-Manso

Benito Román-Manso

Institute of Ceramics and Glass (CSIC) & Autonomous University in Madrid, PhD
Benito received his PhD degree in 2015 after carrying out studies in SiC ceramics and graphene-ceramic composites in the Institute of Ceramics and Glass (ICV-CSIC) in Madrid. The aim was the enhancement of the physical properties of these ceramic-based materials, fabricated both as bulk and as 3D-printed scaffold structures. In the Lewis group, Benito’s research is centered on the development of novel, 3D-printed ceramics with different functionalities.
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Jonathan Rubins (G1)

Jonathan Rubins (G1)

Brown University, Biomedical Engineering, Sc.B.
Harvard University Graduate Prize Fellowship
I am currently optimizing extracellular matrices for vascularization of stem cell-derived kidney organoids. Ultimately, I am interested in developing functional kidney tissues for in vivo transplantation.
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Paul Stankey (G1)

Paul Stankey (G1)

Yale University, B.S. Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
I'm working with the bioprinting team to embed vasculature into thick cardiac tissues with complex geometries.
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Rodrigo Telles (G4)

University of California, Berkeley, Chemical Engineering, BS
I am interested in the fabrication and design of soft active materials with locally tailorable mechanical properties for soft robotics applications.
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Sébastien G. M. Uzel

Sébastien G. M. Uzel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
Sebastien received his PhD from the department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT under the supervision of Pr. Roger Kamm. There, he developed microfluidic devices to expose cells to complex and dynamic concentration profiles within a 3D extracellular matrix. In addition, by combining optogenetic technology and microfluidics, Sebastien designed a platform that allowed compartmentalized 3D coculture of lightexcitable motor neurons and muscle cells. In the Lewis Lab, Sebastien's research focuses on utilizing 3D bioprinting to engineer vascularized and functional biological tissues. He is also interested in the development of tools and strategies to enhance the scale and versatility of 3D printing.
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