Dr. Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD is a Professor in the Department of Surgery, and Deputy Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Badylak has practiced both veterinary and human medicine and is now fully engaged in research. Dr. Badylak began his academic career at Purdue University in 1983, and subsequently held a variety of positions including service as the Director of the Hillenbrand Biomedical Engineering Center from 1995-1998. Dr. Badylak holds over 70 U.S. patents, 300 patents worldwide, has authored more than 370 scientific publications and 50 book chapters, and has recently edited a textbook entitled “Host Response to Biomaterials”. He has served as the Chair of several study sections at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is currently a member of the College of Scientific Reviewers for NIH. Dr. Badylak has either chaired or been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board to several major medical device companies. More than eight million patients have been treated with bioscaffolds developed in Dr. Badylak’s laboratory. Dr. Badylak is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, a member of the Society for Biomaterials, a charter member of the Tissue Engineering Society International, a past president of the Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) and a Founding International Fellow of TERMIS. Dr. Badylak’s major research interests include: (i) naturally occurring biomaterials, including Extracellular Matrix, and biomaterial/tissue interactions; (ii) developmental Biology and its relationship to regenerative medicine; (iii) relationship of the innate immune response to tissue regeneration; (iv) clinical translation of regenerative medicine and (v) whole organ and tissue reconstruction and regeneration.
Dr. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Texas at Austin
Jan de Boer studied biology at the University of Utrecht and obtained his PhD in the lab of Jan Hoeijmakers at the Erasmus MC Rotterdam on mouse models for premature ageing in 1999.
Professor Alicia El Haj, FREng, FRSB, FEAMBES, Interdisciplinary Professor of Cell Engineering, joined the Healthcare Technology Institute in the Institute of Translational Medicine at University of Birmingham, UK in September 2018
She is Deputy Director of the MRC UKRMP Regen Med Hub and has been a Research Director of an EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Regenerative Medicine and a co-director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing Centre in Regenerative Medicine as well as a partner in ARUK Centre in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine as well as multiple EU programmes. Prof. El Haj is ex-Chair of the European Council for the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS).She was awarded with a Royal Society Merit Award in 2014 and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK. In March 2015, she was awarded the MRC Suffrage Award for her role in leading women in STEM.
Dr. Róisín M. Owens is a University Lecturer at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in the University of Cambridge.
Chris Sammon, PhD, is Professor of Polymer Science and Head of the Polymers, Composites and Modeling Research Centre, within the Materials and Engineering Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Prof. Katja Schenke-Layland currently holds a dual appointment as a full professor (W3) at the University Women’s Hospital and as Director of the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) Reutlingen at the University of Tübingen, Germany.
Sandra Van Vlierberghe, Ghent University
Sandra Van Vlierberghe was granted a full-time professorship (100% hoofddocent) at UGent since October 1st, 2017.
been active in project reviewing. In 2017, she received the Jean Leray Award from the European Society for Biomaterials.This award is established to recognize outstanding research in the field of biomaterials by scientists not older than 40 years
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