Dr. Lam is an expert in cardiovascular tissue engineering and stem cell regenerative medicine. Her research focuses on tissue engineering of blood vessels and application of her engineered vessels towards patient-specific grafts and as disease models. She graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan and has received 2 Teaching Awards while at WSU. She coompleted postdoctoral training in two of the top labs in her field at Stanford University under the direction of Drs. Joseph Wu (Cardiovascular/Stem Cells) and Michael Longaker (Stem Cells/Regenerative Medicine). The goal of her lab is to create a new and better option for a vascular graft to treat patients suffering from vascular disease, and to discover new treatment targets by creating tissue engineered disease models.
Patel B, Xu Z, Pinnock CB, Kabbani LS, Lam MT. Self-assembled Collagen-Fibrin Hydrogel Reinforces Tissue Engineered Adventitia Vessels Seeded with Human Fibroblasts. Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 19;8(1):3294.
Lam MT. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapies for Skin Repair and Regeneration. Journal of Dermatology & Cosmetology. J Dermat Cosmetol. 2017, 1(3): 00014.
Wang L, Meier E, Tian S, Lei I, Liu L, Xian S, Lam MT, Wang Z. Transplantation of Isl1+ cardiac progenitor cells in small intestinal submucosa improves infarcted heart function. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2017 Oct 16;8(1):230.
Pinnock CB, Xu Z, Lam MT. Scaling of Engineered Vascular Grafts using 3D Printed Guides and the Ring Stacking Method. J Vis Exp. (Invited). 2017 Mar 27;(121).
Pinnock CB, Meier EM, Joshi N, Wu B, Lam MT. Customizable Engineered Blood Vessels Using 3D Printed Inserts. Methods (Special issue-Invitation only). Guest editors: Anthony Atala & Hooman Sadri-Ardekani. 2016;15(99):20-7.
Xu Z and Lam MT, “Alginate Application for Heart and Cardiovascular Diseases,” book chapter 14, in Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering. Volume: Alginates and their Biomedical Applications. Eds: BHA Rehm, F Moradali. Springer. 2016.
Meier EM and Lam MT. Role of mechanical stimulation in stem cell differentiation. JSM Biotechnol Bioeng. 2016, 3(3): 1060.
Meier EM, Wu B, Siddiqui A, Tepper DG, Longaker MT, Lam MT. Mechanical Stimulation Increases RNA-level Expression of Knee Meniscus Genes in Adipose-derived Stromal Cells. Plast Reconstr Surg GO. 2016 16;4(9):e864.
B.S.E. with Honors, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
M.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI