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We are committed to protecting and supporting medical research and entrepreneurial efforts that are founded on medical research. We believe it’s essential to protect and grow Missouri’s research environment in order to attract and retain the best and brightest talent to our research facilities and innovation centers.

It is important for us to recognize and support the efforts of medical researchers and entrepreneurs across the state. By hosting events to showcase their research and ongoing work, we promote innovation in Missouri. Our educational mission allows us to partner with leading researchers to present cutting-edge work to local audiences throughout our state.

This Month’s Featured Researcher

June 2022

Silviya Petrova Zustiak, Ph.D.

Meet Silviya Petrova Zustiak, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Co-Director, Institute of Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation at SLU and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology. Dr. Petrova Zustiak’s primary research interests are in hydrogel biomaterials and tissue engineering. Her research is highly multidisciplinary, merging the fields of engineering, materials science, and biology. Learn more about her incredible work here.

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