Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering SIG is a forum to exchange information, further knowledge, and promote greater awareness regarding all aspects of the use of biomaterials to engineering tissue substitutes or to promote tissue regeneration. Of primary interest and relevance to TE SIG is the use of appropriate materials (synthetic and natural) with cells (either native or from a donor source) and/or biological response modifiers (e.g., growth factors, cytokines and other recombinant products) to replace tissue and organ functions. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of materials to better incorporate, protect, and deliver both the cells and biological response modifiers to help promote the healing and regenerative processes. The group is committed to forging interactions among basic scientists, applied scientists, engineers, clinicians, industrial members, professional societies in related fields, and regulatory groups in its efforts to expand and effectively utilize the shared knowledge base in this multidisciplinary field.

Objectives:

  • Provide forums for presentations and exchange of knowledge at SFB through sponsoring symposia and sessions.
  • Publicize activities in the Biomaterials Forum
  • Forge interactions among basic scientists, applied scientists, engineers, clinicians, industrial members, professional societies in related fields, and regulatory groups in its efforts to expand and effectively utilize the shared knowledge base in this multidisciplinary field.
  • Establish stronger interactions with members in the SIG, other SIGs, and other professional societies.

We welcome new members at all career stages who are interested in the intersection between biomaterials and tissue engineering!

Officers

Chair: Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, PhD
Texas A&M University
Biomedical Engineering
3120 TAMU
337 Zachry Engineering Center
College Station, TX 77843
t: 979-845-1771

e: cosgriff.hernandez@tamu.edu

Vice Chair: Syam Nukavarapu, PhD
University of Connecticut
Orthopedic Surgery
263 Farmington Ave.
Farmington, CT 06030
t: 860-679-4183
e: SYAM@uchc.edu

Secretary/Treasurer: Jeffrey Jacot, PhD
Texas Children's Hospital
Pediatric Cardiovascular Bioeng. Lab
Feigin Center
1102 Bates Ave. FC.450.09
Houston, TX 77030
t: 832-826-5731
f: 832-825-1905
e: jeff.jacot@rice.edu

Program Chair: Melissa Krebs, PhD
Assistant Professor
Colorado School of Mines
Chemical & Biological Engineering
431 Alderson Hall
1613 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401
t: (303) 273-3983
e: mdkrebs@mines.edu

Web Contact: Adam Feinberg, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University
700 Technology Dr.
PTC 4315
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
t: 412-268-4897
e: feinberg@andrew.cmu.edu

Student Contact: Dena Shahriari
Graduate student assistant
University of Michigan
2350 Hayward St.
2250 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
e: sdena@umich.edu

Industry Representative: David Detwiler, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Nanovis
1205 West State St
West Lafayette, IN 47907
t: (877) 907-6266
e: david.detwiler@nanovisinc.com

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Abby Whittington, PhD
Virginia Tech
210 Holden Hall
MC-0237
Blacksburg, VA 24060
t: 540-231-0665
e: awhit@mse.vt.edu

Past Chair: Amol Janorkar, PhD
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Biomedical Materials Science
2500 N State Street, Room D528
Jackson, MS 39216
t: 601-984-6170
e: ajanorkar@sod.umsmed.edu

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Join your Tissue Engineering SIG colleagues online! Connect with us here:

  • FACEBOOK: Society for Biomaterials - Tissue Engineering SIG
  • LINKEDIN: Tissue Engineering SIG subgroup of the Society for Biomaterials group
  • TWITTER: @SFBTE

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