Stem Cells Maestro Interviewed

Sarah Heilshorn, a grad student of chemical engineering at Caltech initially wanted to research on green chemistry. But after hearing a talk from Caltech engineer David Tirell who was designing synthetic biomolecules, she became captivated by the idea of engineering organisms for medicinal use. Sarah now engineers proteins to help neural stem cells heal injured spines and brains at Standford as the head of her lab.

Why is a healing spinal cord injury harder than healing cuts on the hand?

October 15, 2018
by Charlene Davis