Caroline Cvetkovic, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-present
Caroline Cvetkovic, PhD, earned her doctorate in bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her doctoral work was focused on building engineered cellular systems with the ability to sense and process information, respond to external stimuli, and produce force. Her research integrated neuromuscular tissue engineering, 3D printing, biorobotics, and biomaterials, and she contributed to the first demonstrations of bio-inspired machines powered by electrically and optogenetically stimulated skeletal muscle. In the Krencik Lab, she is developing human stem cell derived 3D neuronal tissue cultures that can be used to study various aspects of development and degeneration, while determining their potential for regenerative clinical therapies.