2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: anonymous donor
Mentor: Helen Blau, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Kevin Aliado is a rising senior majoring in bioengineering. His research in Dr. Helen Blau’s lab focuses on analyzing the effects of candidate growth factors and various hydrogel niche environments on the dedifferentiation of myoblasts into muscle stem cells. He wants to go to medical school somewhere in California after his undergraduate career, and he also plans on getting a PhD in bioengineering eventually. In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing guitar, tennis, and video games.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Promotion of Muscle Stem Cell Fate in Bioengineered Culture Environments

Kevin Aliado1, Andrew Ho1, Helen M. Blau1
[Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine Department of Microbiology & Immunology1, Stanford University]