Viktor Maciag

Tufts University

Viktor Maciag is a recent graduate from Tufts University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. There he worked in the Kaplan lab, originally with the Neural Group working to create a scaffold for a model of a three-dimensional interconnected neuronal network grown from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Viktor then applied his cell culture and model experience to create an edible and safe scaffold to support the growth of avian muscle tissue for his Senior Capstone Research Project. Viktor worked with New Harvest Research Fellow Natalie Rubio and characterized and evaluated a chitosan based scaffold for turkey myoblast attachment, development, and growth.