Bruce Kirkpatrick
Graduate Student
MD PhD Program

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

I’m interested in synthetic materials-based approaches to regulating tissue homeostasis and regeneration. As an MD-PhD student pursuing surgery-science and working on the DARPA biostasis project, I hope to elucidate mechanisms of biological preservation via crowding by bioorthogonal polymeric systems. To this end, I'm focused on developing novel catalyst-free and long-wavelength sensitive hydrogel systems, as well as implementing techniques for measuring nanoscale and microscale rheological properties in the intracellular environment.