Adrian West


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Childhood Diseases


Current Positions

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba
Research Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
Adjunct Professor, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, University of Manitoba


BSc Honours (Physiology), University of Western Australia, 1997-2001
PhD (Physiology), University of Western Australia, 2002-2006
Postdoctoral Fellow (Physiology), University of Western Australia, 2007-2009
Postdoctoral Fellow (Biomedical Engineering), Dalhousie University, 2009-2013

Research Focus

My laboratory uses ‘3D Bioprinting’ to create functional muscle tissue from cultured muscle cells. This 3D bioprinted muscle behaves just like a real muscle in the body and can be exposed to conditions known to cause disease, to better understand how we can prevent and treat disease in human patients.

Research Interests

- 3D Bioprinting
- Tissue Engineering
- Mechanobiology
- Asthma
- Diabetic cardiomyopathy