Randolph S. Ashton
Position title: Associate Professor
Phone: (608) 316-4312
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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.
Neural organoids, stem cell bioengineering, neurodevelopmental disorders