Principal Investigator

Jason Burdick
Jason A. Burdick, PhD
Bowman Endowed Professor • BioFrontiers Institute and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Associates and Postdocs

Meg Cooke
Megan Cooke, PhD
Research Associate • PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham • Research Area: Suspension Bioprinting for Musculoskeletal Applications
Matt Davidson
Matthew Davidson, PhD
Research Associate • PhD Bioengineering, Colorado State University • Research Area: Engineered Fibrous Biomaterials for Mechanobiology and Tissue Repair
Chima Maduka
Chima Maduka, PhD
Postdoc, AHA Fellow • PhD Comparative Medicine & Integrative Biology, Michigan State • Research Area: Cardiopulmonary Disease Modeling and Drug Delivery
Keisuke Nakamura
Keisuke Nakamura, PhD
Postdoc, JSPS Overseas Fellow • PhD Engineering, Kyoto University • Research Area: Stimuli-responsive Granular Hydrogels for 4D Bioprinting
Gabriel Rodriguez Rivera
Gabriel J. Rodriguez Rivera, PhD
Postdoc, ASEE E-Fellow • PhD Chemical Engineering, UT Austin • Research Area: Biomaterials for Cardiovascular Models and Therapeutics
Hannah Zlotnick
Hannah Zlotnick, PhD
Postdoc, Schmidt Science Fellow • PhD Bioengineering, UPenn • Research Area: Engineered In Vitro Models of Musculoskeletal Disease

Graduate Students

Sara Boyd
Sara Boyd
MS Student (CU Materials Science & Eng) • BS Materials Engineering, Auburn University • Research Area: Biomaterials for Cardiovascular Models and Therapeutics
Lorin Danielsen
Lorin Danielsen
PhD Candidate (CU Biological Engineering) • BS Chemical Engineering, UC Los Angeles • Research Area: Anisotropic and programmable biomaterials incorporating liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) • Co-advised, Professor Timothy White (CU)
Alysse DeFoe
Alysse DeFoe
PhD Candidate (CU Biological Engineering) • NSF Graduate Research Fellow • BS Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University • Research Area: Anisotropic Microtissues for Meniscal Tissue Repair
Abhishek Dhand
Abhishek Dhand
PhD Candidate (UPenn Bioengineering) • MS Chemical & Biomolecular Eng, UPenn • BS Chemical Engineering, ICT, India • Research Area: Digital Light Processing (DLP) of Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications
Niko Di Caprio
Nikolas "Niko" Di Caprio
PhD Candidate (UPenn Bioengineering) • BS Bioengineering, Temple University • Research Area: Engineered Granular Hydrogels for Cartilage Repair
Alex Favela
Alexander Favela
PhD Candidate (CU Chemical Engineering) • BS Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University • Research Area: Dynamic Hydrogels from Assembled Fibers • Co-advised, Professor Ryan Hayward (CU)
Arkodip Mandal
Arkodip Mandal
PhD Candidate (CU Chemical Engineering) • BS, MS, Materials, Indian Institute of Science • Research Area: Biofabrication for Musculoskeletal Tissue Repair
Mackenzie Obenreder
Mackenzie Obenreder
PhD Candidate (CU Biological Engineering) • BS Biomedical Engineering, Boston University • Research Area: Cardiac Tissue Engineering for Disease Models
Morgan Riffe
Morgan Riffe
PhD Candidate (CU Materials Science & Eng) • BS Materials Science, Georgia Tech • Research Area: Biofabrication using Volumetric Additive Manufacturing
Aina Solsona Pujol
Aina Solsona Pujol
PhD Candidate (CU Biological Engineering) • BS Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain) • Research Area: Granular Hydrogels in Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering
Kendra Worthington
Kendra Worthington
PhD Candidate (CU Biological Engineering) • NSF Graduate Research Fellow • BS Bioengineering, UC San Diego • Research Area: Extracellular Vesicle Therapies for Cardiac Repair
Karen Xu
Karen Xu
MD-PhD Candidate (UPenn Bioengineering) • NIH F30 Fellow • BS Biomedical Engineering, Duke University • Research Area: Biophysical Signals to Control Meniscal Cell Migration and Repair • Co-advised, Professor Robert Mauck (UPenn)