Dr. Christian Kastrup is an Associate Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a member of the Centre for Blood Research and the School of Biomedical Engineering. He did his postdoctoral fellowship in at MIT, where he specialized in engineering biomaterials for cardiovascular drug delivery. He received his PhD at the University of Chicago, where he specialized in chemical biology, microfluidics, and blood coagulation. His lab at UBC utilizes biochemical engineering to solve problems related to hemostasis and hemorrhage. They investigate, utilize, and mimic the biochemistry and biophysical dynamics of blood coagulation to create innovative materials that perform new functions inside of blood vessels, and work to develop treatments for severe hemorrhage.
Dr. Kastrup has received many accolades, the most recent one being the Sir Major Banting Award from the True Patriot Love Foundation. He is the Chief Scientific Officer of CoMotion Drug Delivery Systems, Inc., which is working to develop hemostatic agents for severe combat and surgical hemorrhage.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Kastrup, please see the Kastrup Lab website.