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Kinsley Tate

Portrait of Kinsley Tate in Norris Hall
230 Norris Hall
495 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Areas

  • Neuroengineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

  • Translational Alzheimer's disease and brain cancer research
  • Cellular engineering microsystems


  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech,¬† 2022
  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering, East Carolina University, 2018
  • B.S. Engineering, East Carolina University, 2017


Cornelison, R.C., Yuan, J.X., Tate, K.M. et al. A patient-designed tissue-engineered model of the infiltrative glioblastoma microenvironment. npj Precis. Onc. 6, 54 (2022).

Harris AR, Esparza S, Azimi MS, Cornelison R, Azar FN, Llaneza DC, Belanger M, Mathew A, Tkachenko S, Perez MJ, Rosean CB, Bostic RR, Cornelison RC, Tate KM, Peirce-Cottler SM, Paquette C, Mills A, Landen CN, Saucerman J, Dillon PM, Pompano RR, Rutkowski MA and Munson JM (2022) Platinum Chemotherapy Induces Lymphangiogenesis in Cancerous and Healthy Tissues That Can be Prevented With Adjuvant Anti-VEGFR3 Therapy. Front. Oncol. 12:801764. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.801764

Tate K, Kirk B, Tseng A, Ulffers A, Litwa K. Effects of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Fluoxetine on Developing Neural Circuits in a Model of the Human Fetal Cortex. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2021; 22(19):10457.

KM Tate, JM Munson, Assessing drug response in engineered neural microenvironments. Brain Research Bulletin. 150: 21-34 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2019.04.027