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Maisel, Katharina

Maisel, Katharina

Associate Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
3120 A. James Clark Hall

B.S.E Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan 2010

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University 2014

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago 

Dr. Maisel joined the University of Maryland in January 2019. Her interdisciplinary training combines nanotechnology, mucosal immunology, lymphatic immunology, and immunoengineering. The Maisel Lab uses in vitro modeling, nanotechnology, and immunoengineering approaches to study and develop treatments for diseases at mucosal surfaces. We are particularly interested in studying the lymphatics' and interstitial tissue's roles in disease pathology at mucosal surfaces and how the stromal compartment can be targeted for novel treatment strategies. This work creates not only crucial fundamental knowledge about stromal cell involvement in disease pathology, but also leads to novel targets and design criteria for therapeutics. ​

pronouns: she/her/hers

  • mucosal drug delivery
  • immunoengineering
  • lymphatic pathophysiology and targeting
  • modeling stromal cell compartments in vitro
  • understanding mucosal diseases
  • vaccine development

Katharina Maisel Promoted to Associate Professor

BIOE faculty member Dr. Katharina Maisel will be promoted to Associate Professor on July 1.

Meet the First Cohort of the MARC Program

The inaugural cohort of MARC scholars complete their first year in the research training program.

Ph.D. Researcher Ann Ramirez Named 2024 Rising Graduate Scholar

Ramirez was named a Diverse Rising Graduate Scholar for her nanoparticle-based tool to study lymph nodes.

MARC Program Now Accepting Applications

The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program is now accepting applications from rising sophmore engineering students.

Jenna Mueller Receives NSF CAREER Award

The award will support Mueller’s research to develop affordable, accessible technologies for cervical dysplasia in low-income communities around the world.

Unveiling Nanoparticle Transport: Transforming Drug Delivery

BIOE researchers publish breakthrough research in lymphatic drug delivery modeling.

Two BIOE Students Win Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards

BIOE's Ann Ramirez and Callie Weber received the 2023–24 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards.

Maisel & Mueller Win Provost's Do Good Innovator Awards

Assistant Professors Kathrina Maisel and Jenna Mueller are selected for the Do Good Innovator Awards.

Fischell Institute, BIOE Train Researchers To Be Better Mentors Through CIMER

CIMER’s training utilizes the Entering Mentoring curricula, an evidence-based, interactive approach designed to help mentors develop skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive, research mentoring relationships—relationships that optimize the success of both mentors and mentees.

"Rare but Devastating": Maisel Honored for Immunotherapy Research to Treat Deadly Lung Disease in Women

Bioengineering Assistant Professor Katharina Maisel receives the American Lung Association Innovation Award toward treating a rare and deadly lung disease in women.

A 6-Step Roadmap to Diversify Faculty Hiring in STEM

Two BIOE professors help author a roadmap to diversifying faculty hiring in STEM.

Erika Moore Receives NSF CAREER Award

Incoming BIOE faculty member Erika Moore receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award for immune system research.

UMD Researchers to Lead NIH-funded Program Supporting Underrepresented Students

The MARC award will support an educational program for traditionally underrepresented students in STEM.

24 Teams Present at BIOE Capstone Competition Including First BCE Students

On May 8, 2023, 24 teams presented novel designs at the BIOE Capstone Design Competition.

Fischell Institute Affiliate Spotlight: Katharina Maisel

Her expertise combines materials science, biophysics, and biomedicine to focus on immunoengineering, nanotechnology, drug delivery, and the characterization of biological barriers using engineering tools.

UMD Bioengineering #1 in CMBE Young Innovator Awards

BIOE's Gregg Duncan & Katharina Maisel were named 2022 Cellular & Molecular Bioengineering Young Innovators. 

BIOE Celebrates Undergraduate Awards

The Fischell Department of Bioengineering honored six recipients of the annual BIOE departmental awards.

BIOE Capstone Competition Highlights 24 Novel Projects

The Bioengineering Senior Capstone Design competition returned to in-person on Monday, May 2.

Maisel Highlights the Power of Mentoring in Science

Assistant Professor Katharina Maisel publishes piece on the power of mentoring in Science.

Maisel to Investigate Little-Known Organ in the Body

Dr. Katharina Maisel was awarded a $1.8 million NIH NIGMS grant to study the interstitium and lymphatics.

McCright Named American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellow

Jake McCright is a third-year BIOE Ph.D. student in Katharina Maisel's lab. 

BIOE Capstone Projects Focus on Medical Devices, AI, and More

BIOE seniors present 23 novel Capstone projects live via Gatherly.

Four Clark School Faculty Receive CAREER Awards

Shelby Bensi, Gregg Duncan, Katrina Groth and Katharina Maisel are recipients of NSF CAREER grants.

Maisel Applies NSF CAREER Award to Advance Drug Delivery Strategies

BIOE assistant professors aims to improve efficacy of vaccines, immunotherapies

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

Duncan, Maisel Recognized by American Lung Association

Bioengineering assistant professors awarded grants to advance lung health research.

Clyne, Maisel to Join BIOE Faculty in 2019

Associate, assistant professors bring expertise in endothelial cell biology, mucosal drug delivery.