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Maisel, Katharina

Maisel, Katharina

Assistant Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
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. Her graduate work under Drs. Justin Hanes and Richard Cone focused on designing nanomedicines and their delivery vehicles for treating diseases at mucosal surfaces, particularly the gastrointestinal and cervicovaginal tracts. She then ventured into the world of immunology, spending her postdoc studying the immunological roles of lymphatics in allergic airway inflammation and the immune involvement in the rare lung disease lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Her lab uses in vitro modeling, nanotechnology, and immunoengineering approaches to study and develop treatments for diseases at mucosal surfaces. The lab is focused on studying the stromal compartment's, particularly the lymphatics', 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

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.