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Natalia Higuita-Castro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Neurosurgery

Education & Training:

2013 Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University

2014 - 2015     Post-Doctoral Researcher, Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

2015 - 2017 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Surgery

Division of General Surgery

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

2017 - 2018       Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine

Division of PulmonaryCritical Care, and Sleep Medicine

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

About Me:

My research is largely focused on the use of micro/nano fabrication techniques for applications in cell/tissue mechanics, inflammation, low back pain, and regenerative medicine. My lab focuses on the development of novel nanomedicine applications and EV-based therapeutics. I have ample experience in the field of Biomedical micro/nano technology, cellular/tissue engineering, development of organ-on-a-chip platforms, and novel nano-carriers for therapeutic applications.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Ohio State University and during my postdoctoral training, I worked in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh - School of Medicine, and the Department of Surgery and the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. I am a former HHMI Med into Grad scholar, and an American Heart Association (AHA) and NIH T32 fellow.


Natalia Higuita-Castro, Ph.D.
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