Alireza Aghayee

Alireza Aghayee
330 North Orchard Street
Madison WI 53715

Years at WID

2015 - present


pursuing a Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research Description

Working in a neural engineering lab, my goal is to understand, model, and recapitulate in vitro the instructive signals utilized by human embryos to pattern tissue-specific differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, and apply this knowledge towards the rational design of tissue engineered scaffolds and other regenerative therapeutic strategies of neural engineering applications.


  • HHMI international student research fellowship finalist
  • Selected as an Honored Instructor in Spring 2015 Honored Instructors Program, UW-Madison
  • Awarded USTEH Scholarship from Utrecht University, summer 2011