Sarah Heilshorn

Sarah Heilshorn

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Professor (By courtesy), Chemical Engineering
Professor (By courtesy), Bioengineering
Member, Bio-X
Member, Cardiovascular Institute
Member, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Affiliate, Precourt Institute for Energy
Faculty Fellow, Sarafan ChEM-H
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
PhD, Caltech, Chemical Engineering (2004)
MS, Caltech, Chemical Engineering (2000)
BS, Georgia Tech, Chemical Engineering (1998)
Heilshorn's interests include biomaterials in regenerative medicine, engineered proteins with novel assembly properties, microfluidics and photolithography of proteins, and synthesis of materials to influence stem cell differentiation. Current projects include tissue engineering for spinal cord and blood vessel regeneration, designing injectable materials for use in stem cell therapies, and the design of microfluidic devices to study the directed migration of cells (i.e., chemotaxis).