University of Wisconsin-Madison

Andrew Dias



Contact Information:

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department Affiliation:

Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Education Background:

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. Biomedical Engineering,  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Description:

Development of biomaterials and microenvironments for stem cell expansion and organoid assembly, with applications in potential cell therapies and drug/toxin screening systems.


  1. Riggs BC, Dias AD, Schiele NR, Cristescu R, Huang Y, Corr DT, Chrisey DB. 2011. Matrix-assisted pulsed laser methods for biofabrication. MRS Bulletin 36(12):1043-1050
  2. Kingsley DM, Dias AD, Chrisey DB, Corr DT. 2013. Single-step laser-based fabrication and patterning of cell-encapsulated alginate microbeads. Biofabrication 5(4):045006.
  3. Dias AD, Unser AM, Xie Y, Chrisey DB, Corr DT. 2014. Generating size-controlled embryoid bodies using laser direct-write. Biofabrication 6(2):025007.
  4. Dias AD, Kingsley DM, Corr DT. 2014. Recent Advances in Bioprinting and Applications for Biosensing. Biosensors 4(2), 111-136.
  5. Lee VK, Dias AD, Ozturk MS, Chen K, Tricomi B, Corr DT, Intes X, Dai G. 2015. 3D Bioprinting and 3D Imaging for Stem Cell Engineering. In Turksen K (Ed) Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. New York, NY: Springer. 33-66.
  6. Dias AD, Kingsley DM, Corr DT. 2015. Engineering 2D and 3D cellular microenvironments using laser direct-write. In Zhang LG and Fisher JP (Eds) 3D Bioprinting and Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. New York, NY: Elsevier.
  7. Tricomi BJ, Dias AD, Corr DT. 2016. Stem cell bioprinting for applications in regenerative medicine. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1383(1):115-124.
  8. Kingsley DM, Dias AD, Corr DT. 2016. Microcapsules and 3D customizable shelled microenvironments from laser direct-written microbeads. Biotechnol Bioeng113(10):2264-74.
  9. Dias AD, Elicson JM, Murphy WL. Microcarriers with synthetic hydrogel surfaces for stem cell expansion. Advanced Healthcare Materials. Accepted.

Awards & Honors:

  • National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (2012-1015)