Feb 13, 2023  |  4:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday seminar series

Injectable Extracellular Matrix Biomaterials for Translational Regenerative Engineering

Impactful research

In person only.

As part of our Monday seminar series, we are delighted to welcome our speaker:

Dr. Karen L. Christman, PhD
Professor, Shu Chien-Gene Lay Department of Bioengineering
Pierre Galletti Endowed Chair for Bioengineering Innovation
Associate Dean for Faculty, Jacobs School of Engineering
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
University of California San Diego

Hosted by

Dr. Golnaz Karoubi

How to join

The event will be in person only, no need to register.

MSB 2170

Medical Sciences Building
University of Toronto
1 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON  M5S 1A8 

Details are sent to the LMP community in the Friday events bulletin.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Louella D'Cunha at lmp.undergrad@utoronto.ca

Speaker bio: Dr. Karen L. Christman

Dr. Christman is a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Welfare, and holds the Pierre Galletti Endowed Chair for Bioengineering Innovation in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.  

She received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2000 and her Ph.D. from the University of California San Francisco and Berkeley Joint Bioengineering Graduate Group in 2003, where she examined in situ approaches to myocardial tissue engineering. She was also a NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles in the fields of polymer chemistry and nanotechnology.  

Dr. Christman joined the Department of Bioengineering in 2007 and is a member of the Institute of Engineering in Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.  

Her lab, which is housed in the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, focuses on developing novel biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications, and has a strong translational focus with the main goal of developing minimally invasive therapies for cardiovascular disease and women’s health.  

Dr. Christman is a fellow of the American Heart Association, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society, and has received several awards including the NIH Director’s New Innovator and Transformative Research Awards, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Translational Research Award, the American Heart Association Western States Innovative Sciences Award, the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society’s Young Investigator and Senior Scientist Awards, and the Society for Biomaterials Clemson Award for Applied Research. Dr. Christman is also co-founder of Ventrix, Inc. and Karios Technologies, Inc.

Karen Christman