Ashlee Harris is working toward her Ph.D. in Clinical Translational Sciences specializing in tissue engineering. She is developing novel generations of in vitro models to reproduce human organ (patho)physiology. Specifically, her research focuses on the use of decellularized vegetal scaffolds that can be re-populated with human cells in order to create “organ-on-a-leaf” platforms and to mimic the biochemical and biophysical properties of human tissue.
She currently holds a master’s Degree in nanoscience, focusing on nanobiomedicine, from the Physics Department at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Syracuse University.
Ashlee is conducting her bioengineering research under the mentorship of Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA, and Jerome Lacombe, PhD, at the Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine (ANBM). Dr. Zenhausern’s interdisciplinary Center focuses on combining engineering and medicine to develop platform technologies for improving human health and delivery systems for personalized care.
Faculty mentor: Dr. Frederic Zenhausern