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RICE FACULTY

Gang Bao, Ph.D., Foyt Family Professor of Bioengineering and CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Caleb J. Bashor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Bioengineering

K. Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D., Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering and Department Chair, and Director of Integrative Matrix Mechanics Laboratory

Jeffrey D. Hartgerink, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Bioengineering

Lydia E. Kavraki, Ph.D., Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Bioengineering, and Director of Physical and Biological Computing Laboratory

Anthony J. Melchiorri, Ph.D., Associate Director of Biomaterials Lab

Antonios G. Mikos, Ph.D., Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Director of NIH Center for Engineering Complex Tissues, Director of Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering, and Director of J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering

Jordan S. Miller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Junghae Suh, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Director of Synthetic Virology Laboratory

Jeffrey J. Tabor, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Omid Veiseh, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Kyriacos Zygourakis, Ph.D., A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering

GUEST FACULTY/SPEAKERS

Rena Bizios, Ph.D., Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Cellular and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Jason A. Burdick, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Professor of General Medical Sciences (Oncology), and Director of Skeletal Research Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Elizabeth M. Cosgriff-Hernández, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

James E. Dennis, Ph.D., Benjamin Ford Kitchen Professor of Orthopedics, Associate Professor and Director of Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Rena N. D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D., Professor of Dental Sciences, Pathology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education, Health Sciences, Associate Provost for Research, University of Utah

Mary C. Farach-Carson, Ph.D., Professor of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences and Director of Clinical and Translational Research, University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston, Texas

Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering, Radiology, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, Director of Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics (C-MIT), Associate Director for California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), Los Angeles, California

Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, M.D., Sc.D., Frances King Black Endowed Professor of Infectious Diseases and Deputy Head of Division of Internal Medicine, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Steven Lu, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Secant Medical, Inc., Telford, Pennsylvania

Joseph A. Ludwig, M.D., Associate Professor of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Anthony Ratcliffe, Ph.D., President and CEO, Synthasome, Inc., San Diego, California

A. Hari Reddi, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Director of Center for Tissue Regeneration and Repair, Director of Lawrence Ellison Musculoskeletal Research Center, and Vice Chairman of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California

Šeila Selimović, Ph.D., Program Director, Tissue Chips / Tissue Preservation Technologies / Sensors, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Katja Schenke-Layland, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Technologies and Regenerative Medicine, Department for Women’s Health, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany and Director of the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) at the University of Tübingen, Reutlingen, Germany

Heungsoo Shin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Vassilios Sikavitsas, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Yasuhiko Tabata, Ph.D., D.Med.Sci., D.Pharm., Professor and Chairman, Laboratory of Biomaterials, Department of Regeneration Science and Engineering, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Johnna S. Temenoff, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Co-Director of Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Rocky S. Tuan, Ph.D., Vice-Chancellor and President, Lee Quo Wei and Lee Yick Hoi Lun Professor of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

William R. Wagner, Ph.D., Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Professor of Surgery, Chemical Engineering, and Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joseph C. Wenke, Ph.D., Manager, Extremity Trauma and Regenerative Medicine Task Area and Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Mark E.K. Wong, D.D.S., Chair and Program Director, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas School of Dentistry, and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas

Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Director of Tissue Engineering and Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory and Bone Histomorphometry Laboratory, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

James J. Yoo, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Urology, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Biomedical Engineering, and Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Shengmin Zhang, Ph.D., Chair Professor and Director of Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Founding Chair of China-Korea Center for Biomaterials and Nano-Biotechnology, Wuhan, China