Monica Lizet Moya

Portrait of  Monica Lizet Moya

  • Title
    Group Leader of Bioengineering and Advanced Fabrication Group
  • Email
  • Phone
    (925) 422-0379
  • Organization
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Professional Experience

Dr. Monica Moya is a Group Leader and biomedical engineering researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Currently she works as the principal investigator and as a technical lead on several bioengineering projects including 3D bioprinting of vascularized human tissues. Prior to working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, she worked at UC Irvine as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth Kirschstein-NRSA Fellow. While at UC Irvine, she developed a novel microfluidic-based system of metabolically active stroma with culture medium-perfused human capillaries. Her current work focuses on developing 3D models of cerebral vasculature for studying COVID and traumatic brain injuries. Her research has resulted in 30 peer-reviewed publications, two book chapters, and numerous national and international conference presentations.

Research Interests

Vascularization strategies, microfluidics, biomaterials, tissue engineering, neurobiological systems, and the development of 3D microphysiological systems.

Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, Irvine, 2009–2013

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2009

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2004

Robertson C, Sebastian A, Hinckley A, Rios-Arce ND, Hynes WF, Edwards S, He W, Hum NR, Wheeler E, Loots G, Coleman MA, Moya ML. "Extracellular matrix modulates T cell clearance of malignant cells in vitro," Biomaterials 282

Wasson E, Dubbin K, Moya ML. "Go with the Flow: Modelling Unique Biological Flows in Engineered In Vitro Platforms," Lab on a Chip 21, 2095-2120

WF Hynes, M Pepona, C Robertson, J Alvarado, K Dubbin, M Triplett, JJ Adorno, A Randles, ML Moya. "Examining metastatic behavior within 3D bioprinted vasculature for the validation of a 3D computational flow model," Science Advances 6 (35)

Moya ML, Triplett M, Simon M, Alvarado J, Booth R, Osburn J, Soscia D, Qian F, Fischer N, Wheeler EK., "A reconfigurable In Vitro Model for Studying the Blood-Brain Barrier". Annals of BME. 48(2):780-793

Moya, M. L.*, Hsu, Y. H.*, Lee, A. P., Hughes, C. C., and George, S. C., "In vitro perfused human capillary networks," Tissue Eng Part C Methods 19(9), 730–737, 2013.

Hsu, Y. H, Moya, M. L., Abiri, P., Hughes, C. C., George, S. C., and Lee, A. P., "Full range physiological mass transport control in 3D tissue cultures," Lab on a Chip 13(1), 81–9, 2013.