Ethan Bassin, PhD

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I chose to pursue graduate study at Pitt due to the amount of high quality translational research in the fields of immunology and regenerative medicine. Dr Little's approach of applying engineering principles to problems and diseases in immunology is what attracted me to his lab.

Doctoral Dissertation

Evaluation of TGF-beta, rapamycin, and IL-2 microparticle (TRI MP) treatment for disease prevention in models of type 1 diabetes and arthritis

Education & Training

  • PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2021
  • BS in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

Research Interests

Regulatory T cells (Tregs); biomaterial drug delivery systems; autoimmune disease; transplantation


Wade RJ, Bassin EJ, Rodell CB and Burdick JA. 2015. Protease Degradable Electrospun Fibrous Hydrogels. Nat Commun. 6: 6639.

Wade RJ, Bassin EJ, Gramlich WM and Burdick JA. 2015. Nanofibrous Hydrogels with Spatially Patterned Biochemical Signals to Control Cell Behavior. Adv Mater. 27: 1356-1362.