Carolyn Harris, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Harris is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Wayne State University with a joint appointment in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Harris received her B.S. from Purdue University in 2006 and her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2011, both in Biomedical Engineering. She then pursued her postdoctoral research at the Seattle Children's Research Institute in 2014. Dr. Harris is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in hydrocephalus due to her comprehension of the pathophysiology and her investigation into shunt obstruction and shunt infection utilizing unique in vitro model systems. In addition to her academic activities, Dr. Harris is deeply committed to improving public education and cultivating sincere connections between researchers and patients.