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Steven Caliari - Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Mechanobiology

Science & Engineering
Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Supervising Faculty Member: 
Steven Caliari
Research Focus: 

We design biomaterials to better understand how cells interpret signals from their environment during disease progression and tissue regeneration.

Position Description: 

Students will be trained on how to do research: everything from reading papers and designing experiments to polymer synthesis, hydrogel fabrication and characterization, cell culture, and microscopy.

Required Skills: 


Students must complete UVa's general lab safety and BSL 2 safety modules prior to beginning work in the lab.
What will you learn: 

1) Read and critically interpret scientific literature.
2) Design experiments with proper controls and evaluation metrics.
3) Understand the basic principles of how engineered biomaterials can influence cell behavior.

Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Mechanobiology