Heilshorn's interests include biomaterials in regenerative medicine, engineered proteins with novel assembly properties, microfluidics and photolithography of proteins, and synthesis of materials to influence stem cell differentiation. Current projects include tissue engineering for spinal cord and blood vessel regeneration, designing injectable materials for use in stem cell therapies, and the design of microfluidic devices to study the directed migration of cells (i.e., chemotaxis).
Honors & Awards
New Investigator Award, Petroleum Research Fund, American Chemical Society (2009)
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2009)
New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (2009)
PhD, Caltech, Chemical Engineering (2004)
MS, Caltech, Chemical Engineering (2000)
BS, Georgia Tech, Chemical Engineering (1998)