Julio Bernal-Chanchavac


Previous Education:

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Arizona State University

B.A. in Chemistry, Western Connecticut State University

Project Title:

My project focuses on developing more dynamic biomaterials to recapitulate the native brain microenvironment. I aim to develop various methods of dynamic crosslinks through a hyaluronic acid scaffold using different chemical and biochemical motifs. Once created, neural stem cell behavior will be studied within these dynamic biomaterials.


Trail running, rock climbing, live music, and art.