Primary Investigator

Dr. Geeta Mehta

Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Rogel Cancer Center, Precision Health

Office: 3044W Building 28, North Campus Research Complex


Phone: (734) 763-3957

B.E. Honors: Chemical Engineering, Panjab University (2001)

M.S.: Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Michigan State University (2004)

Ph.D: Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan (2008)

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008 - 2010)

Assistant Research Scientist: Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan (2010 - 2013)

Assistant Professor: Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Rogel Cancer Center, Center for Organogenesis (2013-2020)

Professor Mehta uses biomaterials and microtechnology as tools to create engineered cellular microenvironments in order to study biological problems in the areas of gynecologic malignancies: ovarian cancers and breast cancers. Her research strengths are in the areas of cancer microenvironments, stem cell engineering, tissue regeneration, microfluidics, biomechanics, biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. With joint appointments in MSE and BME, she leverages these strengths to develop strong Interdisciplinary teams, which work creating significant contributions in the fields of cancer bioengineering, mechanobiology, stem cell engineering, heterogeneous tumor microenvironments, as well as, drug development and delivery. Her research group emphasizes both fundamental as well as applied research, and involves extensive multidisciplinary and interdepartmental collaborations within UMich and all over the world.

Research Associates

Yeye Zhang

PhD Students

Eric Horst

Biomedical Engineering

Taylor Repetto

Materials Science and Engineering

Katie Burkhard

Biomedical Engineering

Raneem Ahmad

Chemical Engineering

Masters Students

Undergraduate Students

Zack Fisher, BME

Zoe Jackson, BME

Group Alumni

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