Christman is a Professor of Bioengineering and holds the Pierre Galletti Endowed Chair for Bioengineering Innovation at the University of California San Diego. She completed her training in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University and the University of California Berkeley and San Francisco Joint Bioengineering Graduate Group as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in polymer chemistry at UCLA. She is an expert in injectable biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications and her lab has a strong translational focus with the main goal of developing minimally invasive therapies for cardiovascular disease and women’s health. She is also an entrepreneur, co-founding Ventrix Bio and Karios Technologies to translate her work into patients.
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