Michael received his undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. From there, he took a position at Stratasys as a Technical Specialist where he refined his 3D printing skills through a variety of printing applications. After leaving Stratasys to pursue a Masters degree in Stem Cell Biology at the University of Minnesota. Michael focused his research on vascularization of bioprinted constructs in Dr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari’s bioprinting laboratory. He then began his PhD at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland under Dr. Fergal O’Brien’s supervision. Currently, he works with gene activated scaffolds for repair of large osteochondral defects.