Greg Risser is a PhD candidate in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Sciences and Health Systems. Ever since he learned how biomaterials can help heal serious injuries, Greg has been researching biomaterial designs to increase their healing potential. The project Greg proposed to complete in the Netherlands will examine the effects of drug-delivering microparticles on immune cells, called macrophages, which are crucial to mending injuries. This research will provide information on how to better design microparticles to alter macrophage behavior and thereby improve healing and blood vessel growth in injured tissue. When not working in the lab, Greg enjoys homebrewing, running and reading. Greg would like to thank Dr. Kara Spiller and Emily Coyle for their support and advice during the application process.
Last updated: March 2019