Kyle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia, and by courtesy, Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience. He was previously a Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH NRSA postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University with Prof. Sarah Heilshorn in the department of Materials Science and Engineering. Kyle completed his Ph.D. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO), respectively. The Lampe Group investigates biomaterials for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery within the central nervous system, developing both synthetic polymers and recombinant engineered proteins.

  • "Toward a Designable Extracellular Matrix: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of an Engineered Laminin-Mimetic, Elastin-Like Fusion Protein," Biomacromolecules, 17: 3222–3233 (2016) ABSJD Tang, CE McAnany, C Mura, KJ Lampe
  • "Mimicking biological phenomena in hydrogel-based biomaterials to promote dynamic cellular responses," Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3: 7867-7880 (2015) ABSNP Murphy, KJ Lampe
  • "Microfluidic gradients reveal enhanced neurite outgrowth but impaired guidance within 3D matrices with high integrin ligand densities," Small, 11: 722-730 (2015). ABSNH Romano, KJ Lampe, H Xu, MM Ferreira, SC Heilshorn
  • "Design of 3D engineered protein hydrogels for tailored control of neurite growth," Acta Biomaterialia, 9: 5590-5599 (2013) ABSKJ Lampe, AL Antaris, SC Heilshorn
  • "Tetrakis (hydroxyl methyl) phosphonium chloride as a covalent crosslinking agent for cell encapsulation within protein-based hydrogels," Biomacromolecules, 13: 3912-3916 (2012) ABSC Chung, KJ Lampe, SC Heilshorn
  • "Improving viability of stem cells during syringe needle flow through the design of hydrogel cell carriers," Tissue Engineering Part A, 18: 806-815 (2012) ABSBA Aguado, W Mulyasasmita, J Su, KJ Lampe, SC Heilshorn
  • "The administration of BDNF and GDNF to the brain via PLGA microparticles patterned within a degradable PEG-based hydrogel: protein distribution and the glial response," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 96A: 595-607 (2011) ABSKJ Lampe, DS Kern, MJ Mahoney, KB Bjugstad
  • "Impact of degradable macromer content in a poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel on neural cell metabolic activity, redox state, proliferation, and differentiation," Tissue Engineering Part A, 16:1857-1866 (2010) ABSKJ Lampe, KB Bjugstad, MJ Mahoney
  • "Biocompatibility of PEG-Based Hydrogels in Primate Brain," Cell Transplantation, 17:409-417 (2008) ABSKB Bjugstad, DE Redmond, KJ Lampe, DS Kern, JR Sladek Jr, MJ Mahoney
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BiomaterialsTissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Materials and Advanced Manufacturing for Biological Applications                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Drug Delivery
Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering (Biomolecular Design, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering)
Bio-inspired systems