Matt is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and is a member of the McAlpine Research Group (under Dr. Michael McAlpine). His research focus is on the utilization of programmable drug capsules and 3D bioprinting to differentiate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into 3D multicellular cardiac tissue. Matt aims to produce research in the space of cardiovascular biofabrication which will push the field closer to develop viable tissues for implantation.
Matt received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017.
At the University of Minnesota, he is also involved in a number of outreach programs, including Science for All (Team Lead for the 2020-2021 school year) and lecturing as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) course set-up by the Graduate Women in Biomedical Engineering (GWBME) . Long term, he hopes to become an industry leader in biofabrication as well as help facilitate the translation of these therapies from benchtop to clinical application. He is grateful for ARCS’ support in these endeavors. Lastly, Matt enjoys playing tennis, ultimate frisbee, hiking, and reading among many other things!