• Christopher Madl Joins MSE Faculty

Christopher Madl Joins MSE Faculty

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is excited to announce Christopher Madl will join the Department as an Assistant Professor, starting in the fall semester of 2022.

Christopher Madl is currently a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence awardee and a Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Helen Blau at Stanford University, studying how changes in the aging tissue microenvironment impair muscle stem cell function. He completed his B.A. in Engineering Sciences and Chemistry and his M.S. in Engineering Sciences at Harvard University, working with Prof. David Mooney. Chris completed his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at Stanford University, working with Prof. Sarah Heilshorn to design novel materials for neural stem cell expansion and to incorporate bioorthogonal chemical functionalities into engineered protein biomaterials in a site-selective manner. His research employs materials chemistry, protein engineering, and stem cell biology approaches to develop improved in vitro models of development, disease, and aging that capture the dynamic complexity of native cell-extracellular matrix interactions.

Professor Madl is currently recruiting graduate students in Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering. Interested students should apply to either program, or contact Professor Madl here.