Dr. Salman Khetani
Dr. Khetani received his B.S. degrees, summa cum laude, in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering from Marquette University, and M.S. and PhD degrees in bioengineering from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). He was a Jacobs fellow and National Science Foundation graduate fellow at UCSD. Subsequently, Dr. Khetani conducted his postdoctoral studies at MIT in the laboratory of Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, professor in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and a world-renowned leader in multi-scale liver tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Dr. Khetani's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Hepatology, Nature Biotechnology and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2007, Dr. Khetani co-founded Hepregen Corporation and led research there as director of research from 2008 to 2011 in order to bring to market bioengineered models of animal and human livers for pharmaceutical drug development. Since 2011, Dr. Khetani has been a tenure-track assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering and school of biomedical engineering at CSU, where he directs the Microfabricated Tissue Models (MTM) laboratory specializing in creating in vitro engineered tissue models for drug screening and disease modeling applications. For more information about the lab's research and publications, please visit our website.