Xuejun Wen, M.D., Ph.D.

William H. Goodwin Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Dr. Wen researches biomaterials as well as cell and tissue engineering

Biomaterials Cell and Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Drug Delivery

Treena Arinzeh

Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Arinzeh specializes in stem cell tissue engineering, developing biomaterial repair of bone, cartilage and musculoskeletal tissues

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Musculoskeletal Injuries Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomedical Engineering STEM Cell

Karen Christman

Professor, Bioengineering & Associate Dean, Office of the Dean of Engineering · UC San Diego

Karen Christman's research group focuses on developing novel biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications.

Biomedical Engineering Heart Attack Regenerative Medicine Heart Failure Bioengineering

Jennifer Puetzer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Puetzer focuses on musculoskeletal tissue engineering for meniscus, tendon, and ligament replacement and repair.

Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology Biomechanics Collagen Fiber Development Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Extracellular matrix biology

Michael J. McClure, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Investigating the role of extracellular matrix and integrin signaling in skeletal muscle development, regeneration, and trauma

Regenerative rehabilitation in skeletal muscle trauma Myoblast fusion Integrin-mediated signaling Cell-matrix interactions

René Olivares-Navarrete, D.D.S, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU DEPT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Olivares-Navarrete’s research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine approaches for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic needs.

Tissue Engineering Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomaterials for Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Tissues Immunomodulation and Immunoengineering Wnt Signaling in Morphogenesis Healing and Regeneration

Deepak Vashishth

Director, Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies & Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Working to redefine the role of a top tier research university

Extracellular Matrix Science and Engineering Osteocalcin Glycation Tissue Engineering Bone

Pankaj Karande

Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focuses on engineering peptides as novel drugs, drug carriers, affinity agents, and biomaterials for medical applications

Diagnostics Vaccine Design Drug Delivery Drug Discovery Peptide Engineering

Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D.

Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Dean, College of Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dean Boyan specializes in cell and tissue engineering

Cell and Tissue Engineering Response of Cells to Biomaterials Mechanisms of Action of Hormones and Growth Factors in Cartilage and Bone Normal and Pathological Calcification Stem Cell Delivery Technologies

Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Convergence Institute · UConn Health

Dr. Laurencin is a world renowned engineer, physician and scientist who is known for pioneering the field of Regenerative Engineering.

Stem Cell Science and Technology Nanotechnology Polymeric Materials Science Tissue Engineering Regenerative Engineering

Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D.

Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Jr. Professor and Distinguished Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering | Co-director, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine · VCU College of Engineering

Bone, mechanobiology, regenerative medicine, effects of space travel on bone and muscle, gap junctions, osteoblast, osteocyte, osteoclast

Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology Space Biology and Bioengineering

Sina Rabbany

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Engineering · Hofstra University

Sina Rabbany specializes in biosensors, cardiovascular dynamics, and cellular biomechanics

Cellular and Tissue Engineering Biomedical Engineering Bioengineering Biomechanics Stem Cell Biology

Mark A. McHugh, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor McHugh researches high-pressure fluid properties and phase equilibria

High-Pressure Fluid Properties and Phase Equilibria Polymer Solution Behavior at High Pressures Scattering Phenomena in Polymer Solutions at High Pressures Supercritical Fluid Solvent Technology

Seungik Baek

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering · Michigan State University

Dr. Baek is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.

Computational and Statistical Interventions for Vascular Disease Vascular Growth and Remodeling Cardiovascular Mechanics Mechanobiology and Tissue Engineering

Joao S. Soares, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Engineered Tissue Multiscale Mechanics & Modeling Laboratory (ETM3)

Functional tissue engineering Thrombogenicity of cardiovascular medical devices Drug delivery devices Polymer degradation and erosion Continuum mechanics and its application to non-linear materials

Stephanie Willerth

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering · University of Victoria

I run an internationally recognized research group focused on stem cell bioengineering.

Stem Cells Biomaterials Drug Delivery Systems Tissue Engineering Neuroscience

Hu Yang, Ph.D.

Qimonda Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Yang's research is at the convergence of materials science and translational medicine.

Translational Medicine Polymer Characterization and Processing Biomaterials Tissue Engineering Cancer Research

Rebecca L. Heise, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Heise studies pulmonary mechanotransduction, including lung injury and pulmonary regenerative medicine

Coronavirus Lung injury Pulmonary regenerative medicine Mechanobiology Tissue Engineering

Bruce Bunnell

Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Director of the Tulane Center for Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine · Tulane University

Professor Bunnell specializes in gene therapy, stem cells, and Lysosomal storage diseases (Krabbe disease).

Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine Autoimmune Diseases Krabbe Disease Gene Therapy

Sean Bohun, PhD

Associate Professor, Mathematics, Faculty of Science · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Prominent mathematics expert dedicates career to solving highly complex problems, enabling industry innovation

Industrial Mathematics Mathematical Modelling Mathematical Physics Sobolev Spaces Semigroup Theory

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