Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



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Research Engineer
Center for Micro and Nano Technology
Materials Engineering Division

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2009
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2004
Phone: (925) 422-0379
E-mail: moya3@llnl.gov


Research Interests

Research interests include vascularization strategies, microfluidics, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and the development of 3D microphysiological systems. Current research is on the design, fabrication, and characterization of integrated biological microfluidic platforms suitable for optical imaging, chemical sensing, and electrophysiological analysis of human tissue. Emphasis is on developing three-dimensional printing methodologies to print living perfused vascular structures for neural systems and tissue engineering applications.


Selected Publications

Moya ML., Alonzo LF., George SC. (2014) Mircofluidic device to culture 3D in vitro human capillary networks. Methods in Molecular Biology: Biomimetic and Stem Cell Methods and Protocols. (1202) 21-27.

Moya ML., Hughes CC., George SC. (2014) " In vitro models of microvascular networks" Book Chapter In: Vascularization: Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering. CRC Press Editor: Brey EM.

Moya ML., Tran D., George SC. (2013) An integrated in vitro model of perfused tumor and cardiac tissue. Stem Cell Research and Therapy. 4(Suppl 1): S15.

Hsu YH*, Moya ML.*, Hughes CC., George SC. Lee AP. (2013) A microfluidic platform for generating large-scale nearly identical human microphysiological vascularized tissue arrays. Lab on a Chip. 13(15)2990-8.

Moya ML.*, Hsu YH*, Lee AP., Hughes CC., George SC. (2013) In vitro perfused human capillary networks. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 19 (9) 730-737.

Hsu, YH, Moya ML., Abiri P., Hughes CC., George SC., Lee AP. (2013) Full range physiological mass transport control in 3D tissue cultures. Lab on a Chip. 13 (1): 81-9.

Moya ML., Brey E.M. (2012) "Vascularization in Engineered Tissues". Book Chapter In: Tissue Engineering:Principles and Practices. CRC Press Editors: Mikos AG., Fisher JP., Bronzino JD., Peterson DR.

Moya ML., Cheng M., Huang JJ., Francis-Sedlak ME., Kao S., Opara EC., and Brey EM. (2010) The effect of FGF-1 loaded alginate microbeads on neovascularization and adipogenesis in a vascular pedicle model of adipose tissue engineering. Biomaterials. 31 (10) 2816-2826.

Moya ML., Garfinkel M., Lucas S., Liu X., Griesler HP., Opara E and Brey EM. (2009) Fibroblast Growth factor-1 (FGF-1) loaded microbeads enhance local capillary neovascularization. Journal of Surgical Research. 160 (2) 208-212.

Moya ML., Lucas S, Francis-Sedlak MF., Liu X., Opara E., Garfinkel M., and Brey EM. (2009) Sustained delivery system of FGF-1 increases vascular density but not maturation in comparison to bolus delivery. Microvascular Research. (78) 142-147.


Honors and Awards

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Kirschstein-NRSA Fellow (2011-2014)
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Travel Award (2013)
European Society of Cardiology Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science Travel Award (2011)
Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship (2000-2009)