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

Vice Chair: Jeffrey Jacot, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
BioSciences 2
12705 E. Montview Blvd, Suite 100
Aurora, CO 80045
t: (303) 724-8696
e: jeffrey.jacot@ucdenver.edu

Secretary/Treasurer: 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

Program Chair: Adam Feinberg, PhD
Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
t: 412-268-4897
e: feinberg@andrew.cmu.edu

Web Contact: Ngan Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Stanford University
300 Pasteur Dr
MC 5407
Stanford, CA 94305-5407
e: ngantina@stanford.edu

Student Contact: Bhuvaneswari Gurumurthy
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500, North State Street
Department of Biomedical materials science
School of Dentistry
Jackson, MS 39216
t: (601) 940-2057
e: bgurumurthy@umc.edu

Student Contact: Madison McGough
Vanderbilt University
2400 Highland Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
t: (817) 229-8699
e: madison.a.mcgough@gmail.com

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: Shilpa Sant, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh
3501 Terrace Street
808A Salk Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
t: (412) 648-9804
e: shs149@pitt.edu

Past 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

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

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