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Makenzee Smith

Undergraduate Student

Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan


Hometown: Caro, Michigan

Education: BSE in Biomedical Engineering, UMichigan,
2020 (anticipated)

Outside of lab interests: When I’m not in class, I regularly attend yoga classes and play intramural sports. My favorite places to go in Ann Arbor are Blank Slate, Hop Cat, and U of M football, volleyball, and softball games.


Matera DL, DiLillo KM, Smith MR, Davidson CD, Parikh R, Said M, Wilke CA, Lombaert IM, Arnold KB, Moore BB, Baker BM. "Microengineered 3D pulmonary interstitial mimetics highlight a critical role for matrix degradation in myofibroblast differentiation," Science Advances, 2020, doi:10.1126/sciadv.abb5069.

Matera DL, Wang WY, Smith MR, Shikanov A, Baker BM. “Fiber density modulates cell spreading in 3D interstitial matrix mimetics,” ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2019, doi:10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00141

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