Matt Lawler

Inaugural Trainee, 2019-2021
Cardiovascular engineering program

Adviser: Mike McAlpine

Matt Lawler graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 2017. After graduation, he worked for Lynntech, a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) company, with a focus on projects such as 3D printing clothing and tissue engineering skeletal muscle. At Georgia Tech, he worked for three years in the Laboratory for ImmunoRegenerative Engineering (LIRE), and wrote an undergraduate thesis on the effects of juxtacrine and paracrine signaling from different macrophage phenotypes on wound healing fibrosis. 

Since starting in the T32 program, Matt has joined the McAlpine Research Group, and his research focuses on the use of programmable drug capsules to transform 3D bioprinted stem cell constructs into 3D cardiac tissue. The T32 program has provided an excellent foundation for this work.

He also enjoys listening to music (also played trumpet for 11 years), 3D printing, watching as well as playing various sports, and traveling.