Kevin Healy

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Jan Fandrianto Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

370 HMMB
Mailcode 1760
510-643-3559
kehealy@berkeley.edu

For more information, see: http://biomaterials.berkeley.edu/

Research Interests

Research in the Healy Lab emphasizes the relationship between materials and the cells or tissues they contact. The research program focuses on the design and synthesis of bioinspired materials that actively direct the fate of mammalian cells, and facilitate regeneration of damaged tissues and organs. Major discoveries from his laboratory have centered on the control of cell fate and tissue formation in contract with materials that are tunable in both their biological content and mechanical properties. Professor Healy also has extensive experience with human stem cell technologies, microphysiological systems, drug delivery systems, and novel bioconjugate therapeutics.

Education

  • 1990 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Bioengineering

Major Awards

  • 2008-present   Jan Fandrianto Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Engineering
  • Bayne Scholar, Northwestern University
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Dental)
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Professional Experience

  • 2011-2015 Chair, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2003-present Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2000-2003 Associate Professor Department of Bioengineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1995-1999 Associate Professor Division of Biological Materials, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, Illinois
  • 1990-1995 Assistant Professor Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, Illinois
  • 1989-1995 Assistant Professor Division of Biological Materials, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois