Lab Photo

Meet Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler, an immunoengineer working on how our body’s defense system can help build new tissue!

Kaitlyn is a TED2018 Fellow who works on how our immune system can help regenerate tissue. She graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2011 with a BS in Biological Sciences, after which she joined a molecular immunology lab at the National Institutes of Health for 1 year of postbaccalaurate training. Going into graduate school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Kaitlyn continued her work on the immune system and in 2016 earned a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, on the role of helper T cells in regenerating injured muscle. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Chemical Engineering department working on wound healing and materials used in treatments for type-1 diabetes.