Chelsea Magin



Square_40GU40_Honorees_Magin__Chelsea.jpgALUM_40Under40_Logo-white-01.pngChelsea Magin
BSME '06, MS '08, Ph.D '10  |  Denver, CO

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado, Denver I Anschutz
INDUSTRY: Higher Education 


Chelsea Magin is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz and the Principal Investigator of the Bio-inspired Pulmonary Engineering Laboratory. Her team invents biomaterials and engineer’s models that recreate the micro-architecture of lung tissue to better understand the mechanisms underlying chronic pulmonary diseases and discover new treatments. Dr. Magin’s work is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense.

Dr. Magin has extensive experience in the conception, development and translation of medical devices into commercial products. As the Director of Product Development for Sharklet Technologies, Inc. she led a research and development team that designed medical devices to control biological adhesion. Dr. Magin earned her BS with highest distinction in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 2006 with internship experience at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. This was followed by an MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida with Dr. Anthony Brennan in 2008 and 2010, respectively, and she was both a University of Florida Alumni Fellow and a Clare-Booth Luce Graduate Fellow. Her doctoral research focused on biomaterials to control adhesion properties. She completed an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the Anseth Research Group, developing tunable biomaterials to study stem cell differentiation and heart disease.

At home in Denver, she is a Rocky Mountain Gator Club member, an avid cyclist, and loves to throw pottery in her spare time.