Alison Banka, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Studies the intersection between medicine, biology, and engineering

Education
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2020
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013
Professional Appointments
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2015 – 2022
  • Graduate Student Instructor, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2021 – 2022
  • Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2015
Areas of Expertise

My research interests involve examining the interplay between different blood cells in blood flow and how they can be modulated. I’m most passionate about research topics that sit at the intersection between medicine, biology, and engineering, in addition to engineering education and how to best teach both in the classroom and at the lab bench.

Publications
  • Deformable Microparticles for Shuttling Nanoparticles to the Vascular Wall Deformable Microparticles for Shuttling Nanoparticles to the Vascular Wall, Science Advances, April 21, 2021
  • Increased Adhesive Potential of Antiphospholipid Syndrome Neutrophils Mediated by β2 Integrin Mac-1Increased Adhesive Potential of Antiphospholipid Syndrome Neutrophils Mediated by β2 Integrin Mac-1 Arthritis and Rheumatology, Arthritis and Rheumatology, Jan. 1, 2020
  • Ectonucleotidase tri(di)phosphohydrolase-1 (ENTPD-1) disrupts inflammasome IL-1β–driven venous thrombosisEctonucleotidase tri(di)phosphohydrolase-1 (ENTPD-1) disrupts inflammasome IL-1β–driven venous thrombosis, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Jan. 1, 2019
  • Potential Thai grasses for bioethanol productionPotential Thai grasses for bioethanol production, Cellulose,  Jan. 1, 2015
  • Secretory Expression and Characterization of Two Hemicellulases, Xylanase, and β-Xylosidase, Isolated from Bacillus subtilis M015Secretory Expression and Characterization of Two Hemicellulases, Xylanase, and β-Xylosidase, Isolated from Bacillus subtilis M015, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Jan. 1, 2014

Other publications: ResearchGate Profile


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