About the Author
Anthony B. Brennan is the Margaret A. Ross Endowed Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and a professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. He received his Bachelor's degree in chemistry from State University of New York at Potsdam in 1975 and his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Statue University in 1990. Dr. Brennan has been a member of the faculty at the University of Florida since 1991. His materials focus is on the structure of the interphase between the cell and the substrate. Chelsea M. Kirschner obtained a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida in 2006, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2010. Dr. Kirschner completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013. Her research focused on the influence of spatially and temporally patterned hydrogel architectures and chemistries on adult stem cell shape and differentiation. She is currently a Biomedical R&D Engineer at Sharklet Technologies in Aurora, CO.