Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine


Postdoctoral Training at Baylor College of Medicine
Drug Delivery
PhD from Purdue University
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering

Professional Interests

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biopharmaceutics

Professional Statement

Crystal Shin is an assistant professor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from Purdue University. Her research focused on the development of in vitro 3D tumor models using biopolymer scaffolds as tools to evaluate the cytotoxicity of anticancer drugs. Crystal then joined the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine as a postdoctoral associate. During this time she developed a novel ocular drug delivery system, nanowafer. Her current research interests focus on developing broadly applicable drug delivery systems with enhanced therapeutic efficacy by integrating nanotechnology and 3D bioprinting technology.

Selected Publications