Cecilia Giachelli, PhD

Dr. Giachelli is Professor and Chair in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. She holds the W. Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Endowed Chair and is internationally recognized for her work investigating the molecular mechanisms of vascular calcification and extracellular matrix control of cell function. Her studies have led to the discovery of key inducers and inhibitors that contribute to vascular calcification in the setting of chronic kidney disease, atherosclerosis, medial arterial calcification and medical devices. These discoveries are currently being translated to therapeutic strategies to block and/or treat inappropriate calcification in disease and biomaterials development.

3720 15th Ave NE Foege N330L Seattle, WA 98105

P: 206.543.0205 E: ceci@uw.edu

Research Interests:

  • Ectopic Calcification in Biomaterials and Disease
  • Bioengineered Cell Therapy
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biointerfacial Control of Cell Behavior
  • Foreign Body Response

Education & Training: Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1987
B.S., Biochemistry, University of California at Davis, 1982

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