“When we can create human organs in the lab, we can use them to study aspects of biology and disease that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to.”
Todd McDevitt is Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institutes and a Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is also Program Director of the Graduate Program in Bioengineering at UCSF and UC Berkeley.
McDevitt engineers stem cell technologies to predict and control pluripotent stem cell self-organization into forming organoids, or three-dimensional organ systems and tissues that serve as research models of development and disease and functional therapies.
He was also a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the founding Director of the Stem Cell Engineering Center at Georgia Tech.
McDevitt received his B.S.E. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and his Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Washington.