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Kaitlyn Colglazier

Graduate Research Assistant

Joined the IBRI in February 2023

Kaitlyn Colglazier

Kaitlyn Colglazier is in her senior year at Purdue School Engineering & Technology University (IUPUI), receiving her bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering. She plans to continue her education in the 5-year program to receive her master's degree in biomedical engineering at IUPUI as well.

She works in the Templin Lab investigating the relationship between islet immune responses and beta cell death in diabetes.

Before working at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), Colglazier worked at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine in various research departments.

  • Dr. Stephen Schlecht (Orthopedics) - studying the development and function of the ACL.
  • Dr. Nic Moldovan (Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center) - utilizing 3D-printing and bioprinting in medical research.
  • Dr. Joseph Dynlacht (Radiation Oncology) - developing cell culture techniques and studying the effects and mechanisms of heat-activated platinated metalloenediynes that modulate the response of cancer cells.

Colglazier grew up in Indiana but enjoys traveling abroad, trying new places to eat and expressing her love for animals by part-time cat/dog sitting around Indianapolis.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cell culture
  • Immunohistochemistry


  • Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, expected 2024
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Engineering), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, expected 2023