ChemE alumna Caitlin Maikawa appointed assistant professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Headshot of Caitlin MaikawaCaitlin Maikawa (ChemE 1T6) recently joined the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto as an assistant professor.

After studying at U of T’s Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Maikawa went on to complete her PhD at Stanford University under the supervision of Professor Eric Appel. During this time, she tackled obstacles in diabetes management, with a specific emphasis on advancing the development of cutting-edge insulin medications that could pave the way for self-sufficient insulin delivery and enhance medication availability in underserved regions with limited resources.

Maikawa continued her work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston with Professors Jeffrey Karp and Yuhan Lee, using biological materials to develop sensors that can be used to track long-term inflammation in the body. Her aim is to provide patients with simple, user-friendly tools that they can use at home to monitor changes in their disease condition.

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