Rachel Kruepke

Rachel Kruepke

  • Undergraduate Student

Processing of stress, strain, and alignment data of stem cell derived cardiomyocytes

New Technology for Controlling Neural Tissue Manufacturing

A paper published in eLife this week by an interdisciplinary team at WID describes new methods for reproducibly manufacturing brain and spinal cord organoids with strict control over morphogenic and developmental processes.

Micah Dombroe

Micah Dombroe

Lab Manager

  • Research Staff

Genomic DNA sequencing and viral production. Facilitate various administrative functions.

Xianghui Xu

Xianghui Xu

Research Scientist

  • WID Affiliate

Bioinspired macromolecular and supramolecular strategy for advanced biomaterials.

Yu-Jyun Lin

Yu-Jyun Lin

  • Undergraduate Student

Cell Scaffolds and Tissue Engineering

Britney Washington

Britney Washington

  • Graduate Student

Cryopreservation's effect on cell isolates and manufactured therapeutic phenotypes

Ben Knudsen

Ben Knudsen

  • Undergraduate Student

Mechanisms that promote the outgrowth of neural stem cells on micro patterned substrates.

Shujie Yan

Shujie Yan

Visiting Scholar

  • Graduate Student

Small-diameter vascular tissue engineering and biomedical scaffolds

Michael Murrell

Michael Murrell

Assistant Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Physics and Synthesis of Soft, Active and Biological Matter

Sean Palecek

Sean Palecek

Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Engineering platforms to regulate human pluripotent stem cell differentiation

Randolph Ashton Continues Research into Causes of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

In August 2017, Randolph Ashton received almost $800,000 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of NIH, to continue a five-year research study of Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS), after successfully completing its first phase.

Edwin Neumann

Edwin Neumann

  • Undergraduate Student

Reprogramming human breast cancer cells and watching epigenetic changes during cancer re-acquisition

UW-Madison to be Partner in Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies

The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to a consortium of universities to support a new engineering research center that will develop transformative tools and technologies for the consistent, scalable, and low-cost production of high-quality living therapeutic cells. Several WID investigators are collaborators on the project.

Louise Saraspe

Louise Saraspe

  • Undergraduate Student

In vitro modeling of CAR T cell cytotoxicity, activation, and exhaustion

Eduardo Enriquez

Eduardo Enriquez

  • Undergraduate Student

Multi-layered vascular scaffolds and use of nanoparticles to create wearable technology

Patricia Stan

Patricia Stan

  • Undergraduate Student

Encouraging cardiomyocyte maturation through substrate mechanics.

George Schmidt

George Schmitz

  • Graduate Student

Injection molding of scaffolds for neural tissue engineering and paste extrusion of PTFE for small-diameter vascular grafts.