Laurel HindLaurel E. Hind, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering - Starting 2020
University of Colorado Boulder
B.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. Bioengineering 2015, University of Pennsylvania, Bioengineering
Postdoctoral Fellow Medical Microbiology and Immunology 2015-2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Email: laurel.hind@colorado.edu
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Dr. Hind will join CU Boulder’s department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as an Assistant Professor in January of 2020. She is joining the faculty at CU Boulder after completing her postdoctoral research in Dr. Anna Huttenlocher’s laboratory in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Hind studied the role of multicellular interactions in driving the innate immune response to infection using biomimetic models of the infectious microenvironment. She received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 where she worked with Dr. Daniel A. Hammer and was an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. As a graduate student, Dr. Hind studied the role of the tissue microenvironment, including substrate stiffness and ligand density, on macrophage migration and force generation. She received her B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009, where she worked for Dr. Sean Palecek and was a Merck Undergraduate Research Scholar. 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

 

Isaac Richardson

Isaac Richardson

Graduate Student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering - Starting Fall 2019

B.E Chemical Engineering 2019, Vanderbilt University                                                                                                                                                                      

Email: isaac.richardson@colorado.edu

Isaac is a graduate student in the Hind Lab working towards his PhD in Chemical Engineering. His project is looking at the role of multicellular interactions in modulating neutrophil function and downstream signaling. Specifically, he is looking at how neutrophils respond to chemical cues from tissue cells and other cells of the innate immune system. As an undergraduate student, Isaac worked in the Reinhart-King lab in the department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. There his research was focused on how breast cancer cells interact with their microenvironment during metastasis. In his free time, Isaac tries to take full advantage of living in Boulder, CO. He enjoys trail running, skiing, and hiking as well as reading and playing the guitar. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Calo

Christopher Calo

Graduate Student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering - Starting Fall 2019

B.S Chemical Engineering 2019, University of Delaware                                                                                                                                                                      

Email: christopher.calo@colorado.edu

Chris is a graduate student in the Hind Lab pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering. For his project he is investigating how changes to the physical environment in blood vessels affect interactions between endothelial cells and neutrophils as well as how that may alter neutrophil migration towards chemoattractants. Specifically he wants to look into how endothelial cell stiffness, blood vessel confinement, and shear flow alter neutrophil migration. While at the University of Delaware, Chris worked in the April Kloxin lab. There his research focused on the development of hydrogel networks whoes mechanical properties could be tailored using visible light. When he is not in lab, Chris enjoys going on hikes, playing and watching baseball, and cooking.