I am fascinated by biological materials and their ability to sense and adapt to their surroundings. My research focuses on understanding the dynamic interactions between biological and synthetic materials, and harnessing the power of bio-hybrid systems to tackle global grand challenges.
As a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Prof. Robert Langer at MIT, I develop novel materials and devices for application in translational medicine in collaboration with researchers at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
As a graduate student in the lab of Prof. Rashid Bashir at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I developed novel 3D bio-printers, used them to build muscle-powered robots (bio-bots), and helped create a community of makers that build beyond biology.
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