Daniel W Weisgerber
Daniel Weisgerber is a graduate student working under Dr. Brendan Harley in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work is focused on the fabrication and characterization of multi-compartment collagen and gylcosaminoglycan scaffolds for tissue regeneration, with a particular interest in controlling the interface between two chemically and microstructurally different compartments. As a PhD student, it is his goal to enter a faculty position from which he can continue his research and share his knowledge with the next generation of scientists and engineers. He has particularly enjoyed programming and applying his knowledge of material fabrication to tissue engineering. Outside of lab, Daniel enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities, including rock climbing, hockey, soccer, running, and swimming, in addition to reading good novels.