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Michael Craven received his B.Sc. in Physiology (2002) and Ph.D. in Cell Physiology (2006) from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. During his Ph.D. he studied excitation-contraction coupling in smooth muscle using a combination of electrophysiology and fast confocal microscopy. Upon completion of his Ph.D. work, he took up a postdoctoral position with Professor Michael Kotlikoff in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell, where he isolated and characterized a population of cardiovascular precursor cells using a range of techniques including immunostaining, high resolution imaging, cell culture, and electrophysiology.  From 2009 to 2011 he held a research associate position in the lab of Professor Abraham Stroock in the Department of Biochemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell. During this time he focused on the development of 3-D microfluidic cell culture platforms for the in vitro study of angiogenesis. Prior to joining the NBTC staff in March 2016, he held senior positons at early-stage and established companies within the industrial sector, where he was responsible for the biocompatibility and antimicrobial efficacy assessment of prospective wound care products. He has previously received funding through NSF and NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.