VPD Group

Kelly Parker

Akshay Murthy

Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
Room: B553, Silverman Hall
2170 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

email: kaparker@u.northwestern.edu

Educational Background

2016 - Present Northwestern University, Doctoral Student, Materials Science and Engineering
2012 - 2016 Stanford University, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering

Research Objectives

I plan to examine the 3-D printing of biological scaffolds using novel hydrogel and biological inks, with applications in tissue engineering, drug delivery, and in vivo imaging. I will combine materials techniques, such as antibody labeling of specific proteins with nanoparticles and magnetic nanostructures, with microscopy and other characterization tools in order to learn more about nanoscale interactions between biological tissue and the 3-D scaffolds.