How did you get into building hearts?
"I’m an electrical engineer by training. I was really interested in technologies that were interactive, and I ended up working in telecom after college. At night, I was taking classes at a community college, and I ended up getting way more into this physiology class than any normal person. I remember being in class and seeing all these parallels. I was this weirdo kid at the community college that was like, ‘Oh my gosh, DNA is like a hard drive! The cables in the telephone wires at work are just like nerves!’ And, it really sparked my imagination towards going to grad school to pursue that idea further.
Where is this kind of technology going?
"The goal of tissue engineering in general is to generate spare parts for the human body. You can think at some point in the future there will be a one-stop body shop for human organs.