Chelsea M. Magin, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics

Biographical Sketch
Dr. Magin is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering, Pediatrics and Medicine and the Principal Investigator of the Bio-inspired Pulmonary Engineering Laboratory at the University of Colorado, Denver | Anschutz. Her research focuses on using innovative biomaterials and bioengineering approaches, such as 3D printing, to build in vitro models of lung disease and repair. She is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, the American Thoracic Society Recognition of Early Academic Achievement Award, and the University of Florida’s 40 Gators Under 40 Alumni Award. Dr. Magin teaches Regulatory Affairs and Research Methods and was recognized as the Colorado Bioscience Association’s Educator of the Year. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Magin served as the Director of Product Development for Sharklet Technologies, Inc., where she led a research and development team that designed medical devices. She previously completed an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the Anseth Research Group where she developed user-controlled, dynamically tunable biomaterials. Dr. Magin earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida with Dr. Anthony Brennan. Her doctoral research focused on using new materials and surface topographies to control adhesion of marine fouling organisms and mammalian cells.

In her free time Dr. Magin loves cycling, throwing pottery and enjoying the gorgeous Colorado open spaces.