I am a PhD student in the BME Department in Marsha Rolle's lab. My primary interest is in vascular tissue engineering. Our lab has a unique system for fabricating scaffold-free engineered blood vessels made entirely from human cells. For my project, I am using this system to create a model for intimal hyperplasia, which is characterized by the localized overgrowth of cells in a vessel, and can cause vessel occlusion. We aim to use our model to screen potential therapies for intimal hyperplasia.