About Kerim Kaylan

I am an MD/PhD candidate at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Though I am currently engaged with my formal medical training, my doctoral work in the Tissue Development and Engineering Laboratory with Professor Gregory Underhill was focused on creating and using tissue engineering methods (chiefly cellular microarrays) to study biological processes related to stem and progenitor cell fate. I extensively utilize ImageJ, CellProfiler, R, and related software packages to analyze, interpret, and present my data and am actively interested in new computational methods for understanding and visualizing biology. Outside of lab, I enjoy reading, playing viola, tinkering with computers, running, strength training, and practicing aikido.

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Recent Publications

  • Cellular fate decisions in the developing female anteroventral periventricular nucleus are regulated by canonical Notch signaling [Abstract] [DOI]
  • Substrate stiffness and VE-cadherin mechano-transduction coordinate to regulate endothelial monolayer integrity [Abstract] [DOI]
  • A high-throughput cell microarray platform for correlative analysis of cell differentiation and traction forces [Abstract] [DOI] [PMC] [PDF]
  • Mapping lung tumor cell drug responses as a function of matrix context and genotype using cell microarrays [Abstract] [DOI]
  • Substrate stiffness and matrix composition coordinately control the differentiation of liver progenitor cells [Abstract] [DOI]

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