Ulrike Klueh, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Integrative Biosciences Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Dr. Klueh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, a member of the Integrative Biosciences Center and the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors at Wayne State University. She has been conducting research on diabetes mellitus for the past 20 years. Her research is focused on the impact of inflammation and wound healing pertaining to biofouling of implantable diabetes management devices. Her laboratory is also engaged in investigating environmental factors and their link to insulin resistance with her collaborators. Specifically, Dr. Klueh’s work has focused on using tissue engineering approaches to investigate issues of biocompatibility and underlying tissue impairment because of implantable devices. Her foundational work has resulted in numerous publications and patents as well as in the creation of Cell and Molecular Tissue Engineering, LLC, a spin-off company designed to translate her work from the bench to the bedside. Her studies are currently funded through NIDDK and NIEHS.