Marcus Foston, PhD

Associate Professor

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Development and engineering of recombinant protein-based polymers synthesized from a DNA-templates with engineering monomer sequences that can be used to tailor not only mechanical properties but also allows for both biocompatibility and surface adhesion. Application of Additive manufacturing, including 3D printing, can simplify the fabrication of devices from recombinant protein-based polymers such as hernia meshes, making these devices cheaper, more widely available, and tailored to the specific size and shape required for each patient.