Anjelica Gonzalez currently serves as Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Head of Davenport College, and Faculty Director of Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale. Having obtained her BS at Utah State University and her PhD at Baylor College of Medicine, Anjelica continued her research in tissue engineering as Associate Research Scientist at Yale University. In 2009, Anjelica became Assistant Professor and initiated her independent research at the intersection of vascular biology, biomaterials development and inflammatory disease. Since then, her research has focused on the development of human mimetic materials for use in investigation of immunology, inflammation and fibrosis. The specific applications of Anjelica’s engineered human tissues have been focused on discovery and validation of therapeutics for stroke, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and inflammatory dermatoses. Beyond her work related to tissue engineering, Anjelica also serves as co-founder of her company, AeroTherapeutics, which develops respiratory devices for infants.
To date, Anjelica’s research, teaching and service efforts have been acknowledged by Yale University, national media and professional societies. Anjelica’s research, mentoring and teaching efforts has been supported and promoted by the National Institutes of Health, NBC, Biomedical Engineering Society, Microcirculation Society, American Society for Investigative Pathology, the American Physiological Society and The Hartwell Foundation. In an effort to improve diversity within the scientific community, Anjelica has also published multiple opinion pieces in the New York Times and Science Magazine.