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Carolyn Schutt Ibsen Ph.D.

Energy-Responsive Biomaterials Group
Dr. Carolyn Ibsen's research group is focused on developing energy-responsive biomaterial platforms for tumor modeling and regenerative medicine. We have a particular interest in stimuli-responsive materials that can be controlled remotely and noninvasively. Our work lies at the intersection of nanomaterials design, tissue engineering, gene/drug delivery and ultrasound physics.

Research Interest Areas:
-Stimuli-responsive organoids for early-stage tumor modeling and biomarker discovery
-Tissue-engineered hydrogel scaffolds for regenerative medicine therapies
-Stimuli-responsive nanomaterials for drug and gene delivery
-3-D Bioprinting of complex tissue constructs

Positions Available
We are always on the lookout for talented students and postdocs to join our team! Please email to inquire.

Dr. Ibsen joined OHSU in 2018 after completing a Whitaker International Postdoctoral Fellowship at Imperial College London, working with biomaterials for engineered tissue and regenerative medicine in the group of Molly Stevens. She holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego.  Her graduate work focused on the development of energy-responsive nanomaterials for cancer therapy and diagnostics.

Honors and awards

  • Whitaker International Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015
  • Shunichi Usami Memorial Dissertation Award, UC San Diego, 2014
  • Rising Star in EECS Invited Presenter, 2014
  • Siebel Scholar, 2013
  • Gordon Engineering Leadership Award, 2013
  • NCI Cancer Researchers in Nanotechnology Training Program, 2011
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2008

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