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: 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

Vice Chair: Ngan Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Stanford University
300 Pasteur Dr
MC 5407
Stanford, CA 94305-5407

t: (510) 847-6870
e: ngantina@stanford.edu

Secretary/Treasurer: Jeannine Coburn, PhD
Assistant Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
60 Prescott Street
Rm 4035
Worcester, MA 01605
t: (508) 831-6839
e: jmcoburn@wpi.edu

Program Chair: Ambika Bajpayee, PhD
Northeastern University
805 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA
t: (617) 388-2449
e: a.bajpayee@neu.edu

Web Contact: Lesley W Chow
Lehigh University
5 E Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Stanford, CA 94305-5407
t: (484) 934-1640
e: lac415@lehigh.edu

Student Contact: Seema Nandi, B.S.
Biomedical Engineering
1001 William Moore Dr.
BPC 20081
Raleigh, NC 27607
t: (972) 904-1163
e: snandi3@ncsu.edu

Industry Representative: Richard Payne, PhD
Head of Process and Product Development
Twin City Bio, LLC
3929 Westpoint Blvd
Suite G
Winston Salem, NC 27103
t: (336) 970-0724
e: rich.payne@twincitybio.com

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Abby Whittington, PhD
Virginia Tech
445 Old Turner St
210 Holden Hall, MC-0237
Blacksburg, VA 24061
t: (540) 231-0665
e: awhit@vt.edu

Past Chair: Syam Nukavarapu, PhD
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Univeristy of Conneticut
260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
Storrs, CT 06269
t: (860) 486-6975
e: syam.nukavarapu@uconn.edu

Introduction

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Social Media

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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