Headshot portrait of Kazuomori Lewis - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Sarah Heilshorn, Materials Science & Engineering

Photo of Kazuomori Lewis.Kaz Lewis’s research will explore the effects of novel biomaterials for use in treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). Specifically, he is testing the hypothesis that a particular set of hydrogels developed by the Heilshorn lab have the ability to increase tissue sparing, ingrowth of endogenous cells, and also improve behavioral outcomes in an SCI rodent model.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Injectable, Long-Term Two Component Hydrogels for Spinal Cord Regeneration

Kaz Lewis1, Karen Dubbin1,  Lei Cai1, Laura Marquardt1, Vanessa Doulames2, Giles Plant2, Sarah Heilshorn1
[Departments of Materials Science & Engineering1 and Neurosurgery2, Stanford University]