Elizabeth Kollar, PhD

Post Doctoral Associate, Badylak Laboratory

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.

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