Dr. Sarah Heilshorn
Special Content Editor
Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford
476 Lomita Mall McCullough Building, Room 246 Stanford, California 94305-4045
Editorial Associates: Victoria Groce
Sarah Heilshorn is Professor and the Lee Otterson Faculty Scholar in the Materials Science & Engineering Department at Stanford University. She holds courtesy faculty appointments in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and is a Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. She completed her BS at Georgia Tech and PhD at Caltech, both in chemical engineering. She also completed postdoctoral studies in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her laboratory integrates concepts from materials science and protein engineering to design new, bioinspired materials. These materials are being explored for applications in soft tissue engineering, personalized medicine, and regenerative medicine. Prof. Heilshorn is a fervent supporter of diversifying the engineering community and serves in multiple leadership roles to help achieve this goal. She has received international recognition for her research, including being selected for a National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award, the National Science Foundation Career Award, and the Isaac Schour Memorial Award from the International Association for Dental Research. She is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of several journals, and on the Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society and the International Society for Biofabrication.