Alexander Caldwell
Graduate Student
Chemical and Biological Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Investigating the use of bio-orthogonal click gels for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering applications. Specifically, altering the chemical and mechanical properties of the local environment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) to alter differentiation potential. This is achieved through the local presentation of cellularly accessible small molecule drugs or via modulation of matrix stiffness. I am also interested in investigating the effect of porous environments on MSC growth and fate determination.