Kyle Holmberg Vining
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Cellular matrices for immunomodulation
My research focuses on studying how the mechanical properties of extracellular matrix influence the effects that stem cells exert on inflammation. The goal of my research is to examine whether the stiffness of extracellular matrix can be used to enhance the immunomodulatory activity of mesenchymal stem cells. The results of these studies may be applied towards developing novel stem cell therapies for treating inflammatory conditions.