Badger Cafe

Badger Café: “Disease in a Dish — Using Tissue Engineering to Uncover Disease Pathways and Potential Treatments”

October 3 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
The University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI
Cost: Free

About the event

Don’t miss this UW–Madison faculty speaker in Milwaukee! This presentation will describe the approaches used at UW–Madison to create engineered platforms that imitate features of healthy and diseased tissues, enabling researchers to determine the cues responsible for regulating tissue development and disease progression. You’ll learn how researchers have applied these disease-mimicking platforms to understand the signals that drive progression of diseases such as heart-valve calcification and cancer.

About the speaker

Kristyn Masters, Vilas Distinguished Professor and vice chair, UW–Madison’s Department of Biomedical Engineering

Masters earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her doctorate from Rice University — both in chemical engineering. In her lab, researchers combine engineering tools with biological knowledge to create in vitro models of disease, with a specific focus on cardiovascular dysfunction and cancer. In addition to her research activities, Masters has received numerous teaching awards and has leadership roles in teaching and mentoring programs.


6 p.m. Welcoming reception and registration opens
6:30 p.m. Presentation by Kristyn Masters
7:30 p.m. Audience Q & A
8 p.m. Event concludes

Light refreshments will be served.

Complimentary parking is available in a heated parking pavilion in the 800 block of North Prospect Avenue. (There is easy access to the University Club’s entrance under the porte cochère.) If that parking structure is full, you may park outside in a service lot on North Marshall Street, adjacent to the heated garage.

This event is free and open to all, but registration is strongly encouraged.

Questions? Contact Jordan Langer at or 1-608-308-5430.

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