New BME Faculty - Kareen Kreutziger

May 1, 2013

Kareen Kreutziger is a bioengineer specializing in cardiac tissue engineering, muscle mechanics, stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine.  She received a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2001; a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2007; and post-doctoral training with Dr. Charles Murry in Pathology at the University of Washington.  She is the recipient of a Whitaker Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow in Biomedical Engineering and an NIH NHLBI K99/R00 Career Transition Award.  Her research interests lie at the intersection of tissue engineering, human pluripotent stem cell biology, cardiomyocyte contractility, vascularization, and whole heart function with the goal of developing regenerative therapies for ischemic heart disease.