Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
205D McCourtney Hall of Molecular Science and Engineering
Areas of Interest
Developing new strategies for building tissues and treating degenerative tissue diseases requires investigating animal development from an engineering perspective. Probing animal development with quantitative tools can potentially improve traditional methods of tissue engineering as well as inspire completely novel methods for creating synthetic organs.
The Zartman lab focuses on the systematic analysis of chemical and mechanical signaling at the tissue scale, including developing computational models of how cells self-organize into organs of the correct shape and size. We address these questions using experiments and modeling in systems such as Drosophila that are amenable to sophisticated genetic approaches, live imaging and in vitro culture.
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 2009
M.A., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 2006
B.S., Chemical Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004