Laura E. Niklason
- Ph.D., University of Chicago
- M.D., University of Michigan
Dr. Niklason studies vascular biology and cardiovascular tissue engineering. She is a leader in the engineering of arteries in vitro. Research interests include vascular tissue engineering, adult stem cell differentiation into cardiovascular phenotypes, cardiac tissue engineering, biomimetic culture conditions for cardiovascular tissues, and vascular remodeling as it pertains to disease processes, including vasospasm.
Selected Awards & Honors:
- College of Fellows, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) 2008.
- One of twenty-one US News & World Report Innovators for 2001.
- Hunt Scholar, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, 2001.
- 2000 DISCOVER Magazine Award for Technological Innovation, Finalist in Health category, 2000.
- Selected by National Academy of Engineering for Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering, 2000.
- Small-Diameter Human Vessel Wall Engineered From Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSCs), Z. Gong, L. Niklason, The FASEB Journal, 2008, 22:1635-1648.
- Blood Vessels Engineered From Human Cells, M. Poh, M. Boyer, S. Dahl, D. Pedrotty, S. Banik, J. McKee, R. Klinger, C. Counter, L. Niklason, The Lancet, 2005; 366, 9489; 891-892.
- Possible Role for Vascular Cell Prolieration in Cerebral Vasospasm After Subarachnoid Hemorrage, C. Borel, A. McKee, A. Parra, M. Haglund, A. Solan, V. Prabhakar, H. Sheng, D. Warner, L. Niklason, Stroke, 2003; 34:427-433.
- Functional Arteries Grown in Vitro, L. Niklason, J. Gao, W.M. Abbott, K.K. Hirschi, S. Houser, R. Marini, R. Langer,Science, 1999, 5413, 489 - 493.