Post-doctoral associate in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen F. Badylak
Dr. Elizabeth Kollar received a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from University of California at Davis in 2001. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of California at Davis in 2005.
Her overall career goal is to improve the quality of health care available to patients, both humans and animals, through her research activities.
Dr. Kollar’s professional interests include:
- biomaterials and tissue engineering research
- soft tissue and orthopedic surgical techniques for applying biomaterials in vivo
- exploring the benefits of extracellular matrix for treating musculoskeletal and orthopedic diseases
Her clinical training includes a small animal internship at San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, a fellowship in comparative (lab animal) medicine at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and practicing medicine in the Boston area for four years.
Her research includes investigating the potential roles of decellularized central nervous system tissue and adult neural stem cells in optic nerve regeneration and central nervous system repair.
Outside of the professional environment, Dr. Kollar enjoys biking vacations in Europe, hiking with her husband and dogs, and scuba diving in the Caribbean.
- Crapo PM, Medberry CJ, Reing JE, Tottey S, Merwe Y, Jones KE, Badylak SF. "Biologic Scaffolds Composed of Central Nervous System Extracellular Matrix." Biomaterials. 2012 May;33(13):3539-47. Epub 2012 Feb 14. PMID: 22341938.
- Bible E, Dell'Acqua F, Solanky B, Balducci A, Crapo PM, Badylak SF, Ahrens ET,Modo M. "Non-invasive imaging of transplanted human neural stem cells and ECM scaffold remodeling in the stroke-damaged rat brain by (19)F- and diffusion-MRI." Biomaterials. 2012 Apr;33(10):2858-71. Epub 2012 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 22244696;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3268910.
- Crapo PM, Wang Y “Physiologic compliance in engineered small-diameter arterial constructs based on an elastomeric substrate.” Biomaterials, 31:1626-35, 2010.
- Crapo PM, Wang Y “Small intestinal submucosa gel as a potential scaffolding material for cardiac tissue engineering.” Acta Biomater, 6:2091-6, 2010.
- Crapo PM, Gao J, Wang Y.“Seamless tubular poly(glycerol sebacate) scaffolds: High-yield fabrication and potential applications. “ J Biomed Mater Res A, 86:354-63, 2008.