Samira Musah, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor - Track V in Medicine
Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative
Campus mail 101 Science Dr., Box 90281, Durham, NC 27708
Email address samira.musah@duke.edu

The Musah Lab is interested in understanding how molecular signals and biophysical forces can function either synergistically or independently to guide organ development and physiology, and how these processes can be therapeutically harnessed to treat human disease. Given the escalating medical crisis in nephrology as growing number of patients suffer from kidney disease that can lead to organ failure, the Musah Lab focuses on engineering stem cell fate for applications in human kidney disease, extra-renal complications, and therapeutic development. Dr. Musah’s research interests include stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, molecular and cellular basis of human organ development and disease progression, organ engineering, patient-specific disease models, biomarker identification, therapeutic discovery, tissue and organ transplantation, microphysiological systems including Organ Chips (organs-on-chips) and organoids, matrix biology, mechanotransduction and disease biophysics.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2013