Asterisk (*) indicates equal authorship.

Journal Articles


  • Kerim B. Kaylan, Ian C. Berg, Matthew J. Biehl, Aidan Brougham-Cook, Ishita Jain, Sameed M. Jamil, Lauren H. Sargeant, Nicholas J. Cornell, Lori T. Raetzman, and Gregory H. Underhill. “Spatial patterning of liver progenitor cell differentiation mediated by cellular contractility and Notch signaling.” eLife 7: e38536. Abstract
  • Matthew J. Biehl, Kerim B. Kaylan, Robert J. Thompson, Rachel V. Gonzalez, Karen E. Weis, Gregory H. Underhill, and Lori T. Raetzman. “Cellular fate decisions in the developing female anteroventral periventricular nucleus are regulated by canonical Notch signaling.” Developmental Biology 442: 87-100. Abstract


  • Roberto C. Andresen Eguiluz, Kerim B. Kaylan, Gregory H. Underhill, and Deborah E. Leckband. “Substrate stiffness and VE-cadherin mechano-transduction coordinate to regulate endothelial monolayer integrity.” Biomaterials 140: 45-57. Abstract


  • Kerim B. Kaylan, Stefan D. Gentile, Lauren E. Milling, Kaustubh N. Bhinge, Farhd Kosari, and Gregory H. Underhill. “Mapping lung tumor cell drug responses as a function of matrix context and genotype using cell microarrays.” Integrative Biology 8(12): 1221-31. Abstract
  • Andreas P. Kourouklis*, Kerim B. Kaylan*, and Gregory H. Underhill. “Substrate stiffness and matrix composition coordinately control the differentiation of liver progenitor cells.” Biomaterials 99: 92-4. Abstract
  • Kerim B. Kaylan*, Viktoriya Ermilova*, Ravi Chandra Yada, and Gregory H. Underhill. “Combinatorial microenvironmental regulation of liver progenitor differentiation by Notch ligands, TGFβ, and extracellular matrix.” Scientific Reports 6: 23490. Abstract
  • Ehsan Atefi, Darcy Fyffe, Kerim B. Kaylan, and Hossein Tavana. “Characterization of aqueous two-phase systems from volume and density measurements.” Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 61(4): 1531-39. Abstract


  • Hossein Tavana, Kerim Kaylan, Tommaso Bersano-Begey, Kathryn E. Luker, Gary D. Luker, and Shuichi Takayama. “Rehydration of polymeric, aqueous, biphasic system facilitates high throughput cell exclusion patterning for cell migration studies.” Advanced Functional Materials 21(15): 2920–26. Abstract

Methods Articles


  • Kerim B. Kaylan, Andreas P. Kourouklis, and Gregory H. Underhill. “A high-throughput cell microarray platform for correlative analysis of cell differentiation and traction forces.” Journal of Visualized Experiments 121: e55362. Abstract

Book Chapters


  • Kerim B. Kaylan and Gregory H. Underhill. “Hydrogels for hepatic tissue engineering.” In Gels Handbook: Fundamentals, Properties and Applications; Volume 2: Applications of Hydrogels in Regenerative Medicine, edited by Mohammad R. Abidian, Umut A. Gurkan, and Faramarz Edalat. 427-62. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific. Abstract


I am an MD/PhD student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. My doctoral work focused on tissue engineering approaches to study stem and progenitor cell fate in the developing liver. Learn more.



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