SAMIRA AZARIN

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Research Interests

Our group studies regulation of cellular function by the healthy and diseased microenvironment. In particular, we focus on cell-cell interactions, drug delivery, and design of biomaterials for applications in molecular and cellular therapeutics and human disease modeling. Areas of interest include mechanisms of tumor progression and the development of novel treatments for metastatic cancer, molecular transport across physiological barriers, stem cell-derived models of healthy and diseased tissues, and biomanufacturing technologies for emerging cell-based immune therapies. Throughout these efforts, we integrate quantitative analysis of biological processes with tissue engineering approaches and novel biomaterial platforms. 

Awards

  • McKnight Presidential Fellowship, 2021
  • George W. Taylor Career Development Award, 2021
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2019

Selected Publications

Samira Azarin at Chalkboard
CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: azarin@umn.edu

Phone: 612/301-3488

Office: 283 Amundson Hall

Research Group

Education
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, 2012-2014