Principal Investigator

David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Kaplan Lab
Tufts University
4 Colby Street, Room 251
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617-627-3251

Faculty ProfileEmail Dr. Kaplan

Research Staff

  • Michael Lovett, PhD
    Deputy Director, INSciDE@Tufts (Initiative for Neural Science, Disease & Engineering)
    Dr. Lovett is responsible for the day-to-day management of INSciDE center operations, including laboratory functions, grant funding opportunities, and university and industry outreach plans.
  • Thomas Nieland, PhD
    Research Associate Professor
    Professor Nieland’s interest is to identify mechanisms, biomarkers and drugs for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders through a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates bioengineering, stem cell technology, functional genomics, systems biology etc.
  • Ying Chen, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor
  • Chunmei Li, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor
  • Dana Cairns, PhD
    Research Associate
  • Xuan Mu, PhD
    Research Associate
    Dr. Xuan Mu's research mainly focuses on exploiting protein polymers, biologically-inspired principles, and advanced engineering approaches, especially 3D printing and microfluidics, for constructing high-performance materials and developing disease models and diagnostic assays.
  • Jugal Sahoo, PhD
    Research Associate
    Dr. Sahoo is working on silk chemistry and surface modification for biomedical applications.
  • Molly Cummings
    Coordinating Editor
  • Miryam Adelfio
    Research Technician
  • Kristin Harrington
    Research Technician
  • Kathryn Jordan
    Research Technician
  • Brooke Longo
    Research Technician
  • Yuka Milton
    Research Technician

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Mattia Bonzanni, PhD
    My research focuses on a multidisciplinary approach (experimental, computational, and theoretical) to study the electrophysiological behaviors of neuronal populations, with a focus on the application of graph theory approaches.
  • Laura Chambre, PhD
    I am developing silk-based drug delivery systems for the sustained and controlled release of therapeutics.
  • Jaewon Choi, PhD
    My research is on silk-based materials for biomedical applications.
  • Joshua Erndt-Marino, PhD
    My research focuses on applying experimental and computational techniques (i.e. machine learning and Bayesian modeling) to understand cell/tissue-communication.
  • Vincent Fitzpatrick, PhD
  • Tatjana Flora, PhD
  • Andrew Ford, PhD
  • Constancio Gonzalez Obeso, PhD
    Dr. Constancio Gonzalez Obeso is focused on the development of SELPs for highly technological applications, such as different inks for 3D printing, long-term drug carriers, ultrafast gelling SELPs, new stimuli-responsive SELPs, etc.
  • Chengchen Guo, PhD
    My research is about on developing protein-based functional biomaterials for regenerative medicine.
  • Nafis Hasan, PhD
  • Philip Houtz, PhD
  • Volha Liaudanskaya, PhD
  • Zaira Martin Moldes, PhD
  • Rachael Parker, PhD
  • Anne Valat, PhD
  • Ning Xiang, PhD
    My research is development of bioreactor and bio-scaffold that can be used in cultured meat.
  • Chelsea Stowell, PhD
    Chelsea is developing and characterizing tissue-engineered models of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sophia Theodossiou, PhD
  • Junqi (Alicia) Wu, PhD

Graduate Students

  • Shounak Bose
  • Thomas Falcucci
  • Nicholas Fiore
    Nick Fiore's research seeks to recapitulate features of Parkinson's Disease using 3D human tissue models for the study of novel disease mechanisms.
  • Kyle Fish
  • Onur Hasturk
  • Elisa Jazan
  • Terrence Roh
  • Natalie Rubio
  • Sara Rudolph
    My research focuses on using silk-based tissue-engineered scaffolds along with human-derived organoids to create 3D in vitro models of the intestine which can be used for drug screening, disease models, microbiome studies, etc.
  • Andrew Stout
  • Sophia Szymkowiak
  • John Yuen Jr.