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Dr. John Kisiday Joins Department of Clinical Sciences, Dr. Lars Eisen Joins MIP
The Department of Clinical Sciences and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology welcome two new faculty members, Dr. John Kisiday and Dr. Lars Eisen.
Dr. John Kisiday
Dr. Kisiday comes to Colorado State University from the Center for Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and from the Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, Colorado State University. He was a postdoctoral associate with both programs and his research involved the evaluation of self-assembling peptide hydrogel toward in vivo cartilage regeneration using an equine model. He joins the department as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Kisiday received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, followed by his master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He worked at Tissue Engineering Inc. in Boston as a bioengineer before returning to school for additional graduate studies. In 2003 he completed his PhD in bioengineering at MIT. His recent honors include the Young Investigator Award from the Engineering Tissues Workshop, a NIH Biotechnology Training Grant, and a MIT President Fellowship.
His current research interests include: chondrogenesis of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells encapsulated in a peptide hydrogel; delivery of growth factors for chondrogenesis of mesenchymal cells via gene transfer techniques; evaluation of equine adult primary chondrocyte biosynthesis in hydrogel cultures; and migration of mesenchymal stem cells in response to growth factors.
Dr. Lars Eisen
Dr. Lars Eisen comes to Colorado State University from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California at Berkeley. He originally hails from Sweden but is now a citizen of the United States. He joins the department as an Assistant Professor of Medical Entomology.
Dr. Eisen received his bachelor’s degree in 1990 in biology from Umeå University in Sweden. He graduated with his PhD in entomology for Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1996. He spent six months that same year as a visiting postdoctoral associate with the Department of Entomology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. In 1997, Dr. Eisen went to the University of California at Berkeley as a visiting postdoctoral associate until taking a position as an assistant specialist at that same institution.
Dr. Eisen’s primary research interests include the roles of arthropods and vertebrates in enzootic transmission cycles involving vector-born human pathogens; transmission cycles of recently introduced disease agents; GIS-based spatial models in vector research; effect of land use changes on the risk of human exposure to vector-borne pathogens; and the effect of climate change on geographical distribution of arthropod vectors and the diseases they carry.
We welcome Drs. Kisiday and Eisen to the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and wish them the best of luck in their work here.