Heather Gappa-Fahlenkamp, Ph.D

Dr. Gappa-Fahlenkamp is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering, OSU. Dr. Fahlenkamp received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from OSU in 2003. After graduation, she worked for a biotechnology company to develop tissue equivalent modules for testing human immune responses, including “Surrogate Lung Tissue” for testing thermobaric weapons.      
Dr. Fahlenkamp has been awarded 8 patents. In 2006, Dr. Fahlenkamp returned to OSU as a faculty member and continues to be active in tissue engineering research. Since then, she has developed a “Vascular Tissue Construct” to investigate atherosclerosis. Dr. Fahlenkamp has received several funding awards for these efforts including an NIH R15 grant and a pilot grant from the OU Diabetes CoBRE. In the current proposal, Dr. Fahlenkamp will utilize her unique tissue engineering expertise to develop a tissue-equivalent respiratory model for infectious diseases research. This will provide a valuable tool for the field of respiratory and infectious diseases.
Phone: (405) 744-5280
Office: 423 Engineering North
             Stillwater, OK 74074
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