MIT Unit Affiliation:
Lab Affiliation(s):
Linda Griffith, Paula Hammond & Barbara Imperiali
Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor:
Linda Griffith
Areas of Expertise:
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Protein Engineering
Date PhD Completed:
December, 2013
Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position:
June 30, 2015

Kasper Renggli

  • Post Doctoral

MIT Unit Affiliation: 

  • Biological Engineering

Lab Affiliation(s): 

Linda Griffith, Paula Hammond & Barbara Imperiali

Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor: 

Linda Griffith

Date PhD Completed: 

Dec, 2013

Top 3 Areas of Expertise: 

Polymer Chemistry
Biomaterials
Protein Engineering

Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position: 

June 30, 2015

CV: 

Research Projects: 

Integration of Semisynthetic Biomaterials to Direct Neomorphogenesis in 3D Liver Culture

A major challenge in the in vitro organogenesis field is to create microscale tissues with intercalated vascular networks – similar challenges exist in virtually every tissue type as blood and lymph networks must productively coexist while remaining physically separated by the intervening tissue cells. We address the important challenge of how to create a scaffold that provides both physical and chemical cues to organize liver-derived cells to create such integrated vascular networks within a hepatic parenchyma.

Thesis Title: 

Protein Nanoreactors and Native Enzymes for Controlled/living Radical Polymerization

Thesis Abstract: 

see University of Basel database:

http://edoc.unibas.ch/32016/

Top 5 Awards and honors (name of award, date received): 

Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc Fellowship, 2013
Global Perspectives Program – Preparing Future Academic Leaders, 2013
SCNAT / SCS Chemistry Travel Award, 2012
SNI Scholarship for Abroad Study, 2008
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