Dr. Shira Landau’s postdoc is at the University of Toronto, in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. Her research is supported both by the Zuckerman scholarship and by a Rothschild Fellowship.
She will perform her research in the lab of functional tissue engineering led by Prof. Milica Radisic. The lab’s research focuses on three main objectives: tissue engineering of cardiac patches, injectable biomaterials, and microfabricated system for cell culture.
Dr. Landau earned her PhD in the Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where she researched
engineered tissue replacements. Such tissues need to connect to networks of blood vessels upon implantation, or the tissues will not receive necessary oxygen and nutrients. Dr. Landau’s research centered on improving the ability of the blood vessel system to connect to newly implanted engineered tissues like muscles by applying mechanical stimulation on the engineered tissues prior to implantation