Michelle L. Oyen, MS, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Michelle Oyen has a background in materials and biomechanics and has worked on many problems within tissue mechanics and biomimetic materials. For over twenty years, she has had an increasing interest in pregnancy and women’s health research, particularly in engineering approaches for prevention of and intervention into preterm birth. Current projects include considerations of early placental development using organoid and microfluidics approaches; studies on fracture and rupture of tissues including the uterus and fetal membranes; and computational modeling approaches to study placental transport functions.