Principal Investigator

Karen L. Christman, Ph.D 
Professor of Bioengineering
Associate Dean for Faculty, Jacobs School of Engineering
Pierre Galletti Endowed Chair for Bioengineering Innovation
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
University of California, San Diego
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, UC Berkeley and San Francisco
Postdoc in Polymer Chemistry, UCLA

Selected Awards/Honors

NIH NHLBI Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005-2007
NIH Director's New Innovator Award, 2008
Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Translational Research Award, Phase I 2009, Phase II 2011
AHA Western States Innovative Sciences Award, 2012
TERMIS-Americas Young Investigator Award, 2012
NIH Director's Transformative Research Award, 2012
National Academy of Eng'g U.S. Frontiers in Eng'g Invitee, 2013
Fellow of the American Heart Association, 2014
Fellow of AIMBE, 2016
Biocom Life Science Catalyst Award, 2017
TERMIS Senior Scientist Award, 2018
BMES Fellow, 2020
SFB Clemson Award for Applied Research, 2021