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Postdoctoral Scholar, Bioengineering
BioLuca Rosalia received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Glasgow (UK). During his studies, he visited the National University of Singapore and the University of Cambridge, where he gained his first exposure to the fields of soft robotics and tissue biomechanics. He pursued doctoral studies in the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Ph.D. program of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the lab of Ellen Roche and he's currently at Stanford University as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioengineering in the Skylar-Scott lab.
His doctoral work primarily focused on high-fidelity and patient-specific soft robotic preclinical models of valvular heart disease, congenital defects, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Luca leveraged these platforms for the testing and development of medical devices through several partnerships with industry. During his studies, he also worked as an R&D engineer in the Structural Heart division of Abbott Laboratories on the development of transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR). He also gained clinical experience at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boston and at Boston Children's Hospital. In the Skylar-Scott lab, Luca will be working on whole-heart bioprinting.