Dr. Halime Kenar, received her BSc degree from Department of Biology, Middle East Technical University (Turkey) in 2001 and her MSc and PhD degrees from Biotechnology Department of the same university in 2003 and 2008, respectively. As part of her Integrated Natioanal/International PhD Programme, she worked on stem cell biology and stem cell culture in microfluidic systems at TUFTS University Tissue Engineering Resource Center, and Massachussetts General Hospital BIOMEMS Lab, Boston, USA, respectively, in 2006. She was affiliated with Kocaeli University between 2009 and 2019, as a faculty member, where she worked as a principal investigator at the Diabetes and Obesity Research Laboratory and established collaborations through short visits to University of Copenhagen, Department of Biomedical Sciences (2012) and Stanford University, Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine Labs (2017). Her current research is focused on vascularization in tissue engineered constructs, 3D printing of tissue scaffolds and cell-laden tissue constructs, diabetic wound healing, muscle (skeletal and cardiac) and skin tissue engineering, and generation of an in vitro insulin resistance model.
- Faculty of Engineering
- Medical Engineering