Idse Heemskerk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology


BSRB 3047
109 Zina Pitcher Pl
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Primary Website

Heemskerk Lab

Research Interests

The goal of the Heemskerk lab is to understand how human pluripotent stem cells generate and interpret the chemical and physical signals that allow them to self-organize into spatial structures consisting of multiple cell types in vitro, and, by extension to the embryo, in vivo. By combining quantitative live-cell measurements and engineering tools such as micropatterning with predictive mathematical models we can answer currently intractable questions in developmental and stem cell biology.

Research Areas:

Bio-MEMS and Microfluidics, Bio-Micro Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering, Biomechanics, Biomedical Computation and Modeling, Biomedical Imaging, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine