Randolph S. Ashton

Assistant Professor

rashton2@wisc.edu

(608) 316-4312

Randolph Ashton headshot

Department:

Biomedical Engineering

Education:

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Description:

Our goal is to understand, model, and recapitulate in vitro the instructive signals utilized by human embryos to pattern tissue-specific differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, and apply this knowledge towards the rational design of tissue engineered scaffolds and other regenerative therapeutic strategies. Currently, we primarily focus on generating tissues and therapies for the central nervous system.

Key Words:

Neural organoids, stem cell bioengineering, neurodevelopmental disorders

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