Awards and recognition
The Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) is pleased to welcome Dr. Christian Kastrup as an Assistant Professor in the fields of chemical biology and biomedical engineering. Dr. Kastrup will hold an academic appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago, after which he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holding both a Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Johnson&Johnson Fellowship.
Dr. Kastrup brings to UBC outstanding expertise in the analysis of the blood clotting network and chemical engineering techniques for the exploitation of clotting for biomaterials production. His recent work focuses on the development of vascular paints for repairing weakened or damaged blood vessels. His publications have appeared in the top journals of his field including Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Biophysical Journal, Nature Chemical Biology, Analytical Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, etc.
Dr. Kastrup’s future research plans focus on the use of chemistry, engineering and microfluidics to understand and treat cardiovascular diseases. Importantly, he is a highly collaborative scientist with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. As such, his research program holds great promise to build links between the Michael Smith Laboratories, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Faculty of Medicine (including clinicians), the Centre for Blood Research and the Biomedical Engineering Program in the Faculty of Applied Science.
We are delighted to add Dr. Kastrup’s name to list of talented faculty members within the Michael Smith Laboratories. Dr. Kastrup’s work may be viewed at his website: http://www.msl.ubc.ca/faculty/kastrup .