Undergraduate education

University of Texas at Austin, BS, 2006

Years in MSTP



Biomedical engineering, 2012


Kristyn Masters, PhD

Thesis title

Characterization of sex-related differences in valvular interstitial cells


Emergency medicine, University of South Carolina-Columbia, School of Medicine, 2014-2017

Current position

Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, MedStar Health System, southern Maryland

PhD publications

McCoy CM, Nicholas DQ, Masters KS. Sex-related differences in gene expression by porcine aortic valvular interstitial cells. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e39980. PMID: 22808080; PMCID: PMC3393722.

Monzack EL, Rodriguez KJ, McCoy CM, Gu X, Masters KS. Natural Materials in Tissue Engineering Applications. In: Burdick JA, Mauck R (eds.), Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering: A Review of the Past and Future Trends. New York: Springer. 2011: 209-242.

Porras AM, McCoy CM, Masters KS. Calcific Aortic Valve Disease: A Battle of the Sexes. Circ Res. 2017 Feb 17;120(4):604-606. PMID: 28209788; PMCID: PMC5319688.