Our Scholars

Year Recruited: 2020
( 2 Scholars )

Claudia Loebel, MD, PhD

ETH Zurich, Switzerland (PhD), Health Science & Technology, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany (MD)
Research Interests

College of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

My lab is inspired by the interface between materials science and regenerative engineering to address specific problems related to tissue development, repair, and regeneration. By developing mechanically and structurally dynamic biomaterials, microfabrication, and extracellular matrix manipulation techniques we aim to recreate complex cell-matrix interactions and model tissue morphogenesis and disease. The ultimate goal is to use these engineered systems to develop and translate more effective therapeutic treatments for diseases such as fibrotic, inflammatory, and congenital disorders.

Shyamal Mosalanganti, PhD

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany
Biological Chemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Life Sciences Institute
Research Interests
Lysosomes are highly dynamic and multifaceted organelles that play a critical role in various intra and extra-cellular functions. Our team will employ in situ structural biology techniques to elucidate the principles that govern lysosomal function, positioning, biogenesis and how they engage in intra-cellular crosstalk with other organelles.