Don Griffin, PhD

University of Virginia, Assistant Professor, Charlottesville, VA

Don joined the Segura lab after completing his Biomedical Engineering PhD (Advisor: Prof. Kasko) at UCLA. After completing a project focused on biomolecule photopatterning of hydrogels, he co-invented the Microporous Annealed Particle (MAP) gel system in a collaboration between the Segura lab and the labs of Prof. DiCarlo and Prof. Scumpia – so remember this guy’s name! He also has some wise advice for current graduate students:  “If you want to thrive in research you should never get used to an experiment failing, but you should get really comfortable with solving the failures.”