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Quinton Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of California, Irvine

Dr. Quinton Smith received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico in Chemical Engineering in 2011 before obtaining his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2017. His graduate work under the mentorship of Dr. Sharon Gerecht focused on using mechanical cues to induce vascular specification from human induced pluripotent stem cells. He continued his postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, focused on creating organoid and microfluidic models of liver tissue. Dr. Smith’s predoctoral research was supported by an NIH/NHLBI F-31 and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. He was named a Siebel Scholar in 2017 and is a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna Gray Fellowship Program.

Research Area(s):

Bioengineering
Developmental Biology/Regenerative Biology

Research Keywords:

# Stem Cells
# Organoids
# Microuidics
# Mechanotransduction
# Tissue Engineering

Mentor: Lee Niswander, PhD

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