Shelly R. Peyton
Research areas include biomaterial platforms, human cell-material interactions, cardiovascular disease, test beds to study personalized chemotherapeutics, and regenerative medicine.
Our lab creates biomaterial systems as “tissue mimics” to study disease progression and drug response. We are particularly interested in combining these tissue mimics with cells from individual patients, to A) provide personalized risk assessments related to heart disease and cancer, and B) provide new insight toward personalized drugs and drug combinations. Our biomaterials systems mimic human tissue, and when combined with human cells, make up an environment that we can use on the bench top to rapidly and reproducibly study human disease, on a patient-by-patient basis.
Learn more at www.peytonlab.org/
- BS Northwestern University, 2002
- MS University of California Irvine, 2004
- PhD University of California Irvine, 2007
- Postdoctoral Training: Massachusetts Institute of Technology