Krishanu Saha, PHD

Position title: Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery


Phone: 608-316-4313

Organ System/Disease Focus:
Neurodegenerative disease
Kris Saha headshot


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Research Description:

My interests lie in using human stem cells together with emerging engineering methods in material science and synthetic biology to make smarter therapeutics, model human disease, and advance personalized medicine.

Featured Researcher in Fall 2012 SCRMC Newsletter

Selected References:
  • Saha K.*, Mei Y.*, Reisterer C.M., Pyzocha N., Yang J., Muffat J., Mitalipova M., Alexander M.R., Langer R., Anderson D.G. and Jaenisch R. (2011) “Surface engineered substrates for improved human pluripotent stem cell culture under fully defined conditions.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 108(46), 18714-9. [*equal contribution]
  • Saha K. and Hurlbut J.B. (2011) “Treat donors as partners in biobank research.” Nature. 478, 312-313.
  • Mei Y.*, Saha K.*, Bogatyrev S.R., Yang J., Hook A.L., Kalcioglu Z.I., Cho S.W., Mitalipova M., Pyzocha N., Rojas F., van Vliet K.J., Davies M.C., Alexander M.R., Langer R., Jaenisch R., and Anderson D.G. (2010) “Combinatorial Development of Biomaterials for Clonal Growth of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.” Nature Materials. 9, 768-778. [*equal contribution]
  • Hanna J.*, Saha K.*, Pando B., van Zon J., Lengner C.J., Creyghton M.P., van Oudenaarden A., and Jaenisch R. (2009) “Direct cell reprogramming is a stochastic process amenable to acceleration.” Nature. 462, 595-601. [*equal contribution]
  • Saha K., Keung A., Irwin E.F., Li Y., Schaffer D.V. and Healy K.E. (2008) “Substrate modulus directs neural stem cell behavior.” Biophysical Journal. 95(9), 4426-4438.