Laura E Niklason PhD, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and of Biomedical Engineering; Division Chief; Vice Chair, Research

Departments & Organizations

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell Niche and Homing

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Anesthesiology: NIH T32 Program | Translational Research

Research Interests

Anesthesiology; Biomedical Engineering; Biophysics; Physics more...


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1988
  • M.D., University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, 1991

Selected Publications

  • Petersen TH, Calle EA, Zhao L, Lee EJ, Gui L, Raredon MB, Gavrilov K, Yi T, Zhuang ZW, Breuer C, Herzog E, Niklason LE. 2010. Tissue engineered lungs for in vivo implantation. Science July 30; 329(5991):538-541.
  • Niklason LE, Yeh AT, Calle EA, Bai Y, Valentín A, Humphrey JD. 2010. Enabling tools for engineering collagenous tissues integrating bioreactors, intravital imaging, and biomechanical modeling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Feb 23;107(8):3335-9. Epub 2009 Dec 1.
  • Klinger, R.Y., Blum, J.L., Hearn, B., Lebow, B., Niklason, L.E. 2006. Relevance and Safety of Telomerase for Human Tissue Engineering, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Track II) 103: 2500-2505.



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