Rukshika Hewawasam, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Bioengineering Curriculum Vitae
I received my first Ph.D. in fermentation science from the University of Peradeniya, SL, and completed my second Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of Rhode Island. I joined the Magin lab to create custom biomaterials for 3D alveolar scaffolds and to create biomaterials to recapitulate the dynamic, heterogeneous patterning of elastic modulus of fibrotic disease in pulmonary tissue using hybrid hydrogels including healthy or fibrotic decellularized extracellular matrix. Other than doing science, I love to bake and travel.