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RICE FACULTY

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

K. Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D., Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering, Director of Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, 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 Biomaterials Center, 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., Assistant 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

Rena Bizios, Ph.D., Peter T. Flawn Distinguished Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Cellular and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

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., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, 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

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

John P. Fisher, Ph.D., Fischell Family Distinguished Professor & Department Chair, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Peter C. Johnson, M.D., Principal, MedSurgPI, LLC, and President and CEO, Scintellix, LLC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., Full Professor, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

Patrick Leamy, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Research and Development, LifeCell Corporation, Branchburg, New Jersey

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

David J. Mooney, Ph.D., Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering and Core Faculty Member of Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

Molly S. Shoichet, Ph.D., Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering and University Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Chemistry, and Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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., Director of Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Distinguished Professor and Executive Vice Chairman for Orthopaedic Research, Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Chair Professor in Sports Medicine, Director of Center for Military Medicine Research, Associate Director of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jeroen J.J.P. van den Beucken, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomaterials, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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, 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