Dan Shiwarski, PhD

Daniel received a B.S. in Cell Biology and Biochemistry (2009) from Bucknell University and a Ph.D. in Biology and Neuroscience (2016) from Carnegie Mellon University. During his doctoral research, Daniel investigated how opioid receptor membrane trafficking events influence pain inhibition and opioid addiction using advanced live cell fluorescence imaging techniques to track exocytic and endocytic events. In 2017 he began a postdoctoral fellowship in the Feinberg Lab where he has studied how biomechanical forces are essential for cellular and tissue physiology by developing a fluorescence-based strain biosensor to track real-time microscopic changes in cell and tissue biomechanics. Additionally, Daniel was a key contributor on the development of the Feinberg Lab’s 3D bioprinting technology FRESH 2.0, which provided the ability to print unmodified collagen into functional components of the human heart. Daniel has a broad background in cell biology, neuroscience, and tissue engineering with specific expertise in live cell fluorescence imaging, computational image analysis, 3D bioprinting, and cellular biomechanics

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