University of Wisconsin-Madison

Andrew Khalil



Contact Information:

Graduate Student

Department Affiliation: 

Biomedical Engineering

Education Background:

B.S. Biochemistry, College of Charleston
B.S. Molecular Biology, College of Charleston

Research Description:

I am interested in developing gene delivery strategies in order to probe 3D-stem cell differentiation in response to master regulatory gene expression. In addition, I am interested in utilizing these strategies to access non-traditional lineages of adult stem cells for potential stem cell-based therapy applications. 


  1.  X. Yu, D. Suarez-Gonzalez, A.S. Khalil, W.L. Murphy. How does the pathophysiological context influence delivery of bone growth factors? Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Accepted.
  2. D.G. Belair, A.S. Khalil, W.L. Murphy. Serum-dependence of affinity-mediatedVEGF release from biomimetic microspheres. Biomacromolecules, 2014;15:2038-48.
  3. A.S. Khalil, A.W. Xie, W.L. Murphy. Context clues: how do stem cells respond to their intrinsic environment? ACS Chemical Biology, Accepted. 
  4. X. Yu, A.S. Khalil, P.N. Dang, E. Alsberg, W.L. Murphy. Multilayered Inorganic Microparticles for Tunable Dual Growth Factor Delivery. Advanced Functional Materials, Accepted. 

Awards & Honors:

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2014-Present)
  • Biotechnology Training Program Trainee (Doctoral Studies funded by NIH GMS),UW-Madison


  • A.S. Khalil, X. Yu, K. Saha, J. Carlson-Stevermer, B. Steyer, W.L. Murphy. Fluoride-doped inorganic coatings for controlled delivery of DNA, RNA, and protein-RNA hybrids. Patent Application, Filed 2015.