Kaitlyn Sadtler

Kaitlyn Sadtler ’11
Investigator and Section Chief, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler is an investigator and chief of the section on immunoengineering at the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Sadtler obtained a B.S. from UMBC, then studied the role of T cells in biomaterial-mediated muscle regeneration at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After receiving her Ph.D., she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Sadtler is the recipient of several awards, including a TED Fellowship, and was listed on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Science and the 2021 MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 List. She received an NIH Director’s Award for Mentorship and for her work on COVID-19. In 2022, she was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Dr. Sadtler continues her research on immunoengineering at the NIH working on next generation therapeutics for traumatic injury and medical device implantation.