Synthetic Biomaterials to Control Stem Cell Morphogenesis

Donny Hanjaya-Putra

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Notre Dame

Donny Hanjaya-Putra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering Graduate Program, as well as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Bachelor degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. He completed his PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering under the mentorship of Dr. Sharon Gerecht at the Johns Hopkins University. His postdoctoral research training was conducted with Dr. Elliot L. Chaikof at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Medical School.

 

His research focuses on the study of thrombosis and hemostasis, stem cell engineering, vascular and lymphatic morphogenesis, as well as synthesis of bio-inspired materials and tissue-engineered constructs. He has received various prestigious awards, such as 2019 Career Development Award from American Heart Association, 2018 Emerging Leader in Biological Engineering, and Siebel Scholar Award. Research in his lab has been supported by both federal and private funding agencies, including Indiana CTSI, American Cancer Society, Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) / BioFab USA, and American Heart Association.