Dr. Christian Kastrup is an Assistant Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UBC. He is a member of the Centre for Blood Research and an associate member of the Biomedical Engineering Program. Dr. Kastrup leads a group of biochemists and engineers in developing technologies that utilize components of the blood coagulation system for biomedical applications. The applications include local drug delivery to diseased vasculature, treatments for preventing heart attack and stroke, and treatments for severe bleeding.
Dr. Kastrup did his postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical Engineering at MIT (2008-2011), where he held a fellowship from the Life Sciences Research Foundation and specialized in engineering biomaterials for drug delivery. He earned his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Chicago (2003-2008), where he specialized in chemical biology, micro-scale devices, and blood coagulation. During his PhD, he received the Cozzarelli Prize from the National Academy of Sciences. His lab is currently funded by CIHR, NSERC, and Grand Challenges Canada through a Rising Stars in Global Health Award.