Biomaterial-Tissue Interaction

Events that follow binding of the first host ion to an implant’s surface are dictated by reactions not well understood for any biomaterial or device. Understanding these events is the purpose of the Biomaterial-Tissue Interaction Special Interest Group. Only through such understanding can one definitively answer such questions as: “Why did it fail?” and “What led to its success that we can apply to future devices?” These answers will come from such fields as physiology, immunology, pathology, biomechanics and material science. They will apply to the subjects of every other SIG in the Society.  All those interested in the mechanisms of host-implant interaction are welcome to join BTI's quest.

Introduction to BTI

Officers

Chair: Floyd Karp, MME
University of Washington
Dept. of Bioengineering
Box 355061
Seattle, WA 98195-5061
t: (206) 715-5386
e: floyd@u.washington.edu

Vice Chair: Thomas Dziubla, PhD
Associate Gill Professor
University of Kentucky
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
177 F Paul Anderson Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
t: (859) 257-4063
e: dziubla@engr.uky.edu

Secretary/Treasurer: Nicholas P. Ziats, PhD
Department of Pathology
2103 Cornell Road
Wolstein Building #5143
Cleveland, OH 44106
t: (216) 368-5176
e: npz@case.edu

Program Chair: Olivares-Navarrete, DDS PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Biomedical Engineering
401 W. Main Street
Room 1252
Richmond, VA 23284

t: (804) 828-8718
e: ronavarrete@vcu.edu

Web Contact: Thomas Dziubla, PhD
Associate Gill Professor
University of Kentucky
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
177 F Paul Anderson Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
t: (859) 257-4063
e: dziubla@engr.uky.edu

Student Contact: Le Zhen, MS
Foege N 307, 3720 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195
t: (541) 602-9069
e: zhenle@uw.edu

Industry Contact: Peggy A. Lalor, PhD
Histion
2615 W Casino Road
Everett, WA 98204
t: (425) 347-0439
e: lalorp@histion.com 

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Antonio Merolli, MD, FBSE
New Jersey Center for Biomaterials
Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
145 Bevier Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
t: (973) 520-3375
e: antonio.merolli@rutgers.edu

Past Chair: Floyd Karp, MME

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