Jasia King

PhD Student

Informing the design of a microfluidic platform for a bioengineered proximal tubule using in silico and in vitro models

Jasia was raised in Saint Lucia, W.I. and moved to Canada in 2012, where she obtained her Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University. In 2017, she graduated with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Here she found a great interest in Tissue Engineering and Biofluids.

As her Master’s thesis research topic, she investigated the changes in the mechanical properties of collagen type-I matrices populated by 3T3 fibroblasts. She joined MERLN within the RegMed XB Kidney Moonshot in November 2017. Her research focuses on designing a microfluidic platform for proximal tubule function. She will utilize both computational and experimental techniques to investigate the design parameters of the platform.

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