Chelsea M. Magin, PhD 

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine & Bioengineering, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Magin is the principal investigator of the Bio-Inspired Pulmonary Engineering Laboratory at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. She has extensive experience in the conception, development and translation of medical devices. As the Director of Product Development for Sharklet Technologies, Inc. she led a research and development team that designed medical devices that use the bio-inspired Sharklet surface texture to control biological adhesion. Dr. Magin earned her BS with highest distinction in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 2006 with internship experience at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. This was followed by an MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida with Dr. Anthony Brennan in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Her doctoral research focused on developing biomaterials to control adhesion of both marine fouling organisms and mammalian cells.  During her graduate work Dr. Magin was both a University of Florida Alumni Fellow and a Clare-Booth Luce Graduate Fellow. She completed an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Anseth Research Group where she developed user-controlled, dynamically tunable biomaterials to study mesenchymal stem cell differentiation, and the progression of heart disease in a valvular interstitial cell model.

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Kolene E. Bailey, MD

Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine Fellow, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

My name is Kolene Bailey. I was born in Germany on an air force base where my dad was stationed in the Army, but grew up mostly in Keene, New Hampshire. Home to the Guinness Book of World Records for the most lit jack-o’-lanterns on display that totaled 30,581. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biological and Biomedical engineering from Cornell University in 2008. I then went to the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, where I was an Albert Schweitzer fellow, and gradated as the Class Marshal in 2012. I then moved to New Haven, CT to complete my residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, and stayed an extra year as a Chief Resident. I am currently a second year fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care on the T32 training grant. I am very excited to be returning to my engineering roots working in Dr. Magin’s lab. In my free time, I love to spend time with my wonderful husband, go running, and play with our two adorable, Italian Water Dogs, Daisy and Grover. 



Duncan J. Davis-Hall, BS

Master’s Student, Bioengineering, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Duncan is a Master’s student in Bioengineering at the Anschutz Medical Campus. His research aims to improve skin culture platforms by adding protein mimics to highly tunable hydrogel scaffolds. When not engaged in the lab, Duncan runs inadvisable distances along the Front Range.

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Photo 1Vy M. Nguyen, BS

Master’s Student, Bioengineering, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Vy is a Master’s student in Bioengineering. She aims to create a hydrogel system mimicking the extracellular microenvironment of the distal lung by testing and improving the mechanical and biochemical properties of biodegradable hydrogel scaffolds. When not at the lab, she works on her ecommerce store adding pawsome products by dog owners for dog owners.

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Tyler J. D’Ovidio, BSheadshot

Professional Research Assistant, Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Tyler is an aspiring medical student with a B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering and over 4 years of research in materials science and polymer engineering. He has particular experience in developing stimuli-responsive polymer networks that impart diverse material capabilities, including shape memory and spatiotemporal network modification. Tyler began his path in research in the Bowman Research Group in Boulder, CO, then moved to the medical campus and has since performed work in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Craniofacial Biology. He also served as a research engineer for ClearSight, LLC, a start-up dedicated to the development of next-generation artificial intraocular lenses. His current research aims to design reductionist 3D lung models of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and to create dynamic hydrogel environments that recapitulate extracellular changes during chronic pulmonary disease progression. In his spare time Tyler enjoys skiing and becoming ever increasingly frustrated with the game of golf.

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