ISSN: 2157-7552

Journal of Tissue Science & Engineering
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year
across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and
Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000
eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers
Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers
This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other
Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Editorial Board

James J Yoo

Editor-in-Chief
James J Yoo
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
USA

Biography :

Dr. Yoo is a surgeon and researcher. He is currently a Professor, Associate Director, and Chief Scientific Officer at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and is cross-appointed to the Department of Urology, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Biomedical Engineering. His research efforts have been directed toward the clinical translation of tissue engineering technologies and cell-based therapies by developing new therapeutic modalities for the functional repair and replacement of diseased tissues and organs. His background in cell biology and medicine has facilitated the transfer of many cell-based technologies from the bench-top to the bedside. A few notable examples of successful clinical translation include the bladder and urethras. Other technologies that are being developed for clinical trials include cell therapy for renal failure, muscle cell therapy for incontinence, and skin bioprinting and skin expander for the treatment of burn patients. He served on many institutional, national, and international committees and advisory boards. He has successfully organized and directed many scientific meetings and symposia and managed many multi-institutional and international collaborative research projects and programs. He has actively contributed to the scientific community through publication, meeting presentations, and lectures worldwide.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Biotechnology, Degenerative disorders and Engineering/Bioengineering.

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Yulong Yin

Editor-in-Chief
Yulong Yin
Professor
Faculty Fellow Life Science College
Nanchang University
China
Tel. +86-731-4619703
Fax +86-731-4612685

Biography :
 Biography
Research Interest :

Animal Production; Animal Feed; Nutrition and Physiology of Amino Acids and Protein; Gene Expression and Gene Therapy. Comparative Animal Nutrition; Growth and Development of Animals; Biology and Pathobiology of Nitric Oxide and Polyamines; Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Complications; Fetal Nutrition and Metabolism; Animal Models of Human Diseases; Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology.

 Research Interest
 Network
Anand Ramamurthi

Executive Editor
Anand Ramamurthi

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Cleveland Clinic
USA

Biography :

Dr. Anand Ramamurthi, PhD is an Associate Staff Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland OH. In parallel he has appointments as adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University Cleveland OH and at the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University Clemson SC. He was previously a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University (2003-2010). He received his MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University Stillwater OK in 1996 and 1999 respectively and a BE Hons in Chemical Engineering from Bangalore University India in 1994. He was an American Heart Asssociation postdoctoral fellow at the Cleveland Clinic between 199 and 2001. He has 30 peer reviewed publications to date serves on the editorial board of several journals and is a reviewer for several journals including the Int J of Pharmaceutics J of Heart Valve Disease J of Biomaterials Science J of Biomechanics Anatomical Record Biomaterials Biomacromolecules Biochemie; J of Vascular Disease Tissue Engineering Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and Histology and Histopathology.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Tissue Engineering, Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, Biomimetic Matrix Assembly, Elastin Pathology and Elastic Matrix Regenerative Repair, Therapies for Vascular Aneurysms, Blood-Material Compatibility, Glycosaminoglycan- Based Biomaterials, Stem Cells.

 Research Interest
 Network
Ming Pei

Executive Editor
Ming Pei
Associate Professor & Director
Department of Orthopaedics
West Virginia University School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

Dr. Ming Pei is an Associate Professor and a Director of Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory at Department of Orthopaedics, West Virginia University. He also holds an Adjunct Position in Exercise Physiology and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in West Virginia University. He spent three years as a Postdoctoral Associate in Harvard – M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) focusing on Bioreactor and Cartilage Tissue Engineering Projects, and three years as a Research Fellow in Department of Orthopaedics, Brown University focusing on Stem Cell Projects. He received his MD from Xuzhou Medical College, China in 1991, MS from Fudan University, China in 1996, and PhD from Beijing University, China in 1999. He is an Active Member of Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS, since 2002), Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS, since 2002), Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI, since 2006), and International Society of Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). He serves as a reviewer for about 20 journals and 8 grant agencies and Annual ORS meeting abstract. He also serves in Editorial Board for seven journals. He has 45 papers published in peer-review journals and more than 55 abstracts accepted for conference presentation.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Ming Pei research focuses on Cartilage Tissue Engineering and Regeneration and Defect Repair, Bone Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, Defect Repair and Fracture Healing, Adult Stem Cell Proliferation and Differentiation, including but not limited to Synovium-Derived Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Stromal Cells, Adipose Stem Cells, and Dermal Fibroblasts, Chondrocyte Proliferation and Differentiation, including but not limited to Articular Chondrocytes, Meniscus Cells, and Nucleus Pulposus Cells, In Vitro 3D Microenvironment and Extracellular Matrix.

 Research Interest
 Network
Gary L Bowlin

Gary L Bowlin
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee
USA

Biography :

Dr. Gary L Bowlin is a Professor and Louis and Ruth Harris Exceptional Scholar Professorship of Biomedical Engineering Virginia Common wealth University VCU. He is the Director of the Tissue Engineering Laboratory Prior to obtaining his PhD. Dr. Bowlin worked as a Process Engineer for NUCON International Inc designing organic solvent recovery systems. Dr. Bowlin received the PhD degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Akron. Dr. Bowlin joined the faculty of the VCU School of Engineering in 1997. He has extensive teaching and research experience in cardiovascular materials and tissue engineering. As a researcher he has been involved and has published many articles and chapters dealing with the area of vascular tissue engineering and biopolymer processing for tissue engineering scaffolds. He also holds seven US patents and is a Co founding inventor of NanoMatrix Inc based on electrospinning tissue engineering scaffold technology which was sold to Organogenesis Inc. He is also a coinventor on technology WoundStat™ that was FDA approved and commercialized by Trauma Cure Inc for controlling bleeding in severe traumatic injuries. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Biomedical Engineering Society, American Society of Patent Holders Tissue Engineering Society International and the International Society of Applied Cardiovascular Biology.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Electrospinning scaffolds for a variety of applications including vascular and bone tissue engineering. Additional interests include conducting evaluations of the regenerative capacity (cellular interactions) of scaffoldings as well as the implantation response to the scaffoldings.

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
David A Prentice

David A Prentice
Professor
John Paul II Institute
Catholic University of America
Family Research Council, USA

Biography :

Dr. David A Prentice is Senior Fellow for Life Sciences at Family Research Council, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Genetics John Paul II Institute Catholic University of America. Previously he spent almost 20 years as Professor of Life Sciences at Indiana State University and Adjunct Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics Indiana University School of Medicine and received the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Distinguished Service Award. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas Lawrence KS 1978 to 1981. He completed his BS in Cell Biology at the University of Kansas Lawrence KS in 1978. He received the Walter C Randall Award in Biomedical Ethics from the American Physiological Society. He published over 30 papers and 8 book chapters and reviewed for journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association and Experimental Cell Research. Since 2000 he has given over 500 invited talks on stem cells and bioethics.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Signal Transduction & Gene Expression, Chromatin Structure & Function, Cell Growth, Differentiation & Development, Bioethics and Science Policy.

 Research Interest
 Network
Shang-Tian Yang

Shang-Tian Yang
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The Ohio State University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Shang-Tian Yang is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Ohio State University, where he has been on the faculty since 1985 and currently teaches courses in Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. He is also the director of Ohio Bioprocessing Research Consortium and has worked with many companies in commercial technology development.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Yang has broad research interests in bioengineering. His current research involves biocatalysis, cell culture, tissue engineering, functional genomics and microfluidic biochips for highthroughput cellbased assays and biodiagnostics.

 Research Interest
 Network
Gerald Schatten

Gerald Schatten
Professor
University of Pittsburgh
USA

Biography :

Dr. Schatten is a founding course director of Frontiers in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research FrHESC – an intensive laboratory and lecturebased introduction to this emerging research field. He was also a founding course director of Frontiers in Reproduction at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole Massachusetts another program of modern bioscience techniques for beginning investigators in reproductive sciences. He is the only American on the executive committee of UNESCO’s International Cell Research Organization along with extensive funding from the National Institutes of Health. He is the recipient of a MERIT award and was recently honored by the Czech Academy of Sciences with the Purkinje Medal. His numerous authored and coauthored papers on Fertilization, Cell biology development, Infertility and assisted Reproductive technologies have appeared in premier journals such as Fertility and Sterility and Science. He is also an eloquent advocate for research in reproduction development and stem cells and has testified to the US Senate and the President’s Council on Bioethics.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Human Reproduction, Human Development, Cloned Transgenic Disease Models, Stem Cell Potentials and Genetic versus Epigenetic.

 Research Interest
 Network
Rouel S Roque

Rouel S Roque
Professor
Department of Basic Sciences
Touro University Nevada
USA

Biography :

Rouel S Roque MD, is the Director of Anatomy in Touro University Nevada, USA. He is a Professor of Basic Sciences in Touro University Nevada. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA. He worked as an Editorial Board Member for World Journal of Biological Chemistry.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Rouel S Roque research focuses on Tissue culture models of cellular differentiation and tumorigenesis, Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, Molecular mechanisms of stem cell differentiation and Molecular signaling of oxidative damage.

 Research Interest
 Network
Chuanbin Mao

Chuanbin Mao
Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Oklahoma
USA
Tel. 405-325-4385
Fax 405-325-6111

Biography :

Chuanbin Mao is an Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor of the University of Oklahoma. He received his PhD from Northeastern University in China and extensive postdoctoral training in biomaterials and bionanotechnology from Tsinghua University in Beijing and the University of Texas at Austin. He received CAREER award from the National Science Foundation New Scientist award from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology and Distinguished Junior Faculty award from the Chinese American Chemistry Chemical Biology Association. He is serving as a senior associate editor for the journal Microscopy Research Technique. He is a reviewer of about 20 international journals and serves as proposal review panelists for National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Biomaterials and Biomimetic Materials, Self-assembly of Biomolecules, Biologically directed Nano-Synthesis and Assembly, Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine, Cancer Treatment and Bone Regeneration.

 Research Interest
 Network
Dilhan Kalyon

Dilhan Kalyon
Professor
Stevens Institute of Technology
USA
Tel. 201-216-8225

Biography :

Dr. Dilhan M Kalyon is a Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a Founding Director of Highly Filled Materials Institute at Stevens. He received an honorary M Eng degree from Stevens honoris causa. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Canada. He received the Thomas Baron Award of AICHE and International Research Award of SPE. He is a Fellow of AICHE and SPE. He is serving as an Editorial Board Member of five journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Fabrication of functionally graded tissue engineering scaffolds, Experimental elucidation of cell/scaffold interactions, Rheology and processing of complex fluids especially viscoplastic fluids and Mathematical modeling.

 Research Interest
 Network
Anthony Atala

Anthony Atala
Professor
Department of Urology
Wake Forest Baptist health
USA
Tel. 336-716-4131
Fax 336-716-9042

Biography :

Dr. Anthony Atala is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine; WH Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology Internal Medicine and Molecular Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor Bioengineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Adjunct Professor University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute. He received his BA from the University of Miami and an MD from the University of Louisville. He is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine. He received the US Congress funded Christopher Columbus Foundation Award and the Gold Cystoscope Award for advances in his field. A Time Magazine poll ranked Dr. Atala as the 56th most influential person of the year in 2007. He was featured in US News World Report as one of 14 Pioneers of Medical Progress in the 21st Century. He has served on the National Institutes of Health Working Group on Cells and Developmental Biology and the National Institutes of Health Bioengineering Consortium. He heads a team of over 270 physicians and researchers Ten applications of technologies developed in his laboratory have been used clinically. He serves as editorinchief of three journals; as associate editor of five journals and as an editorial board member of another 17 journals. He is the editor of nine books has published more than 300 journal articles and has applied for or received over 200 national and international patents.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Stem cells.

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Russell E Gorga

Russell E Gorga
Associate Professor
North Carolina State University
USA
Tel. 919-515-6553
Fax 919-515-6532

Biography :

Russell E Gorga is currently an Assistant Professor in the Textile Engineering Chemistry and Science Department at NC State University. His main interests lie in developing polymer nanocomposites with improved properties mechanical conductive and barrier for functional tissue engineering and filtration applications. Before coming to NC State he was a post doctoral associate at MIT where he worked on improving the strength of brittle polymers such as poly methyl methacrylate. This work was carried out under Prof Robert Cohen in the Department of Chemical Engineering. His doctoral work focused on developing relationships between molecularmicromacro properties of polymerpolymer interfaces. Specifically interfacial strength was mechanistically related to miscibility and mobility characteristics of the polymer constituents. In addition, he worked as a research engineer at Union Carbide Corporation from 1997 through 2000 where he focused on structureproperty relationships of semicrystalline polymers for high strength commodity applications.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His interests lie in producing polymer fibers (including nanofibers and nanocomposite fibers) with superior mechanical, barrier, and conductive properties. Specific interests include the fabrication and characterization of novel scaffolds for functional tissue engineering and filtration applications. Approaches include incorporation of nanoparticles for improved strength, conductivity, and optimal fiber morphology. Additionally, bicomponent fibers are utilized to optimize structural integrity and surface functionality of the fibrous structure. Development of scaffolds with antimicrobial properties are also a focus.

 Research Interest
 Network
Ernestina Schipani

Ernestina Schipani
Associate Professor
MGH-Harvard Medical School
USA

Biography :

Dr. Ernestina Schipani is an Associate Professor of Medicine at MGH-Harvard Medical School in USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Bone Development, Cartilage and Bone tissues

 Research Interest
 Network
Bonnie L Firestein

Bonnie L Firestein
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Rutgers University
USA
Tel. 732-445-8045
Fax 732-445-5870

Biography :

Dr. Bonnie L Firestein is an Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, Full Graduate Faculty Member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She completed her BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan in 1988. She received a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California San Diego in 1995. She performed postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco 1995-2000. She was a 2008 NARSAD Toulmin Independent Investigator. She was a 2009 American Heart Association Researcher of the Month. She serves on the editorial boards of the Open Neuroscience Journal, The Journal of Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience and Journal of Tissue Science Engineering. She reviews manuscripts from over 20 journals and has published approximately 50 peerreviewed articles and two book chapters.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her research focuses on Effects of Substrate Stiffness on Cellular Morphology, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection, Cytoskeleton and Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Image Processing.

 Research Interest
 Network
Cristina Teixeira

Cristina Teixeira
Associate Professor
Department of Basic Sciences & Craniofacial Biology
New York University
USA
Tel. 212-998-9958
Fax 212-995-4087

Biography :

Dr. Cristina Teixeira is an Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences & Craniofacial Biology at New York University College of Dentistry, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Tissue engineering, and Orthodontics, Endochondral Bone Formation and Growth

 Research Interest
 Network
George Plopper

George Plopper
Associate Professor
Biology Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
USA
Tel. 518-276-8288
Fax 518-276-2851

Biography :

Dr. George Plopper received his Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of California San Diego. He received his PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from Harvard University Medical School working under the supervision of Dr. Don Ingber in the Department of Surgical Research at Childrenmiddots Hospital in Boston. He worked for four years at Desmos Inc in San Diego in conjunction with Dr. Vito Quarantamiddot;s laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla CA. He also served as Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at the University of Nevada Las Vegas for four years before arriving at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2001. He is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology the American Association for Cancer Research the In Vitro Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Development of cell differentiation, tissue formation, tissue engineering, wound healing, tumorigenesis and metastasis, cell-extracellular matrix interactions, integrin-mediated signaling, signal transduction and cell polarity.

 Research Interest
 Network
Heather Fahlenkamp

Heather Fahlenkamp
School of Chemical Engineering
Oklahoma State University
USA
Tel. 405-744-5280

Biography :

Dr. Heather Gappa Fahlenkamp is an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University in 1997, MS in Bioengineering at the University of Utah in 2000 and PhD in Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University in 2003. She worked as a scientist for a Biotech company called VaxDesign Corp previously Sciperio Inc Orlando FL. Her work at VaxDesign included a DARPA funded project of the development of an Artificial Immune System for the rapid development and testing of vaccines. She is currently a reviewer for Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, International Journal of Experimental Pathology and Journal of Pathology. She currently has eight published or filed patent applications and several journal publications in the field of Tissue Engineering.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her research focuses on Design of Tissue Equivalent Models to Study Inflammation, Study of the Link Between Diabetes and Atherosclerosis and Design of Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Systems.

 Research Interest
 Network
Monica T Hinds

Monica T Hinds
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Oregon Health & Science University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Monica T Hinds is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health Science University. She received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 1998 and a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. She completed her BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. She has over 20 publications and is a reviewer for 8 journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her research focuses on Vascular Tissue Engineering, Endothelial Cytoskeleton
Effects of Biophysical Forces on Endothelial Cells, Endothelial Progenitor Cells, Interactions of Endothelial Cells and the Extracellular Matrix and Role of Hemodynamic Forces on Heart Development.

 Research Interest
 Network
Scott W Goebel

Scott W Goebel
Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
USA
Tel. 317-274-2540
Fax 317-274-8679

Biography :

Dr. Scott Goebel, is currently working as an Assistant Professor for Department of Pediatrics.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Treatment of nonmalignant genetic blood disorders by transplantation of gene-corrected hematopoietic stem cells
Graft engineering
Long-term engraftment of fresh and ex vivo manipulated stem cells

 Research Interest
 Network
Ingmar H Riedel-Kruse

Ingmar H Riedel-Kruse
Department of Bioengineering
Stanford University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Ingmar H Riedel-Kruse is currently working as Assistant Professor for Department of Bio engineering at Stanford University. His lab combines basic research and engineering approaches by working on (1) biophysics of development and (2) biotic games.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Biophysics of (zebrafish) development and Tissue Engineering and Designing of application of biotic games.

 Research Interest
 Network
Tatiana Kostrominova

Tatiana Kostrominova
School of Medicine Northwest Gary
Indiana University
USA
Tel. 219-981-5681
Fax 219-980-6566

Biography :

Tatiana Kostrominova is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. She received a PhD in Cell Biology from the Institute of Cytology Russian Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg Russia in 1991. She received MS in Microbiology from Leningrad State University in Leningrad Russia in 1982. She served as an Ad Hoc reviewer of three journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her research focuses on Skeletal Muscle Changes in Response to Denervation and Aging, Skeletal Muscle Changes in Response to Obesity and Diabetes, Mouse Models for Studies of Skeletal Muscle Response to Oxidative Stress, Studies of Tissue Engineered Muscle, Nerve, Bone and Ligament Constructs in vitro and After Implantation in vivo.

 Research Interest
 Network
Chad Gordon

Chad Gordon
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
USA
Tel. 617-726-2760

Biography :

Dr. Chad Gordon is currently an Assistant in Surgery within the Division of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston Massachusetts. After completing his BA in Fine Arts at The George Washington University in Washington DC 1997, he earned his DO degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia in 2002. His accomplishments include being a Member of the “Nation’s First Face Transplant Surgical Team” 1 of 8 surgeons in 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic and his distinguished receipt of “The Bruce Hubbard Stewart Memorial Award for Humanistic Medicine Cleveland Clinic”. He is an Editorial board member for Annals of Plastic Surgery Microsurgery and Journal of Tissue Science Engineering; is a consultant reviewer for the American Journal of Transplantation served as coeditor for the textbook entitled Transplantation of Composite Tissue Allografts; and has coauthored 27 peerreviewed journal publications and 10 textbook chapters.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Composite tissue allotransplantation, Face and hand transplantation, Vascularized bone marrow transplantation, Craniomaxillofacial surgery.

 Research Interest
 Network
Heather M Powell

Heather M. Powell, PhD
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Ohio State University
USA
Tel. 614-247-8673
Fax 614-292-1537

Biography :

Heather M Powell is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University She received her BS in Geology/Paleobiology from Bowling Green State University 19961999 and subsequently completed her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Ohio State in 2004 Before returning to Ohio State as a faculty member in 2008 she was a post doctoral fellow at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Cincinnati OH She received a NDSEG fellowship from the American Society for Engineering Education and the Ralph E Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities She serves as a reviewer for 7 journals author of one book several book chapters and over 20 publications Her work is currently supported by the National Science Foundation.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Wound healing/skin regeneration
Scaffold fabrication and modification
Biomechanical stimulation/Mechanobiology
Functional tissue engineering
Protein synthesis
Composite biomaterials for tissue replacement
Comparative Effectiveness Research in Wound Care.

 Research Interest
 Network
Gabriel A Silva

Gabriel A. Silva
Associate Professor
Departments of Bioengineering and Ophthalmology
and Neurosciences Program
University of California
USA
Tel. 858-822-4591

Biography :

Dr. Gabriel A. Silva is the Jacobs Faculty Fellows Professor of Bioengineering and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego.  He is co-director of the Retina Engineering Center in the Institute of Engineering in Medicine, and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of NanoEngineering, a member of the Neurosciences Graduate Program, Computational Neurobiology Program, and Institute for Neural Computation.  Dr. Silva received an Hon.B.Sc. in human physiology and a B.Sc. in biophysics from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1996, followed by an M.Sc. in neuroscience also from the University of Toronto in 1997.  He then did his Ph.D. in bioengineering and neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduating in 2001, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute for BioNanotechnology and Medicine and the Department of Neurology at Northwestern University in Chicago from 2001 to 2003.  He joined the faculty at the University of California, San Diego in 2004.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Neural engineering, Cell signaling, Biological cellular neural networks

 Research Interest
 Network
Wilhelm K Aicher

Wilhelm K Aicher
Professor
University of Tübingen
Germany
Tel. +49 -0-7071-298-6045
Fax +49-0-7071-298-4637

Biography :

Wilhelm K Aicher is Deputy Director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Tuebingen Hospital UKT Tuebingen Germany Head of the laboratory for molecular biology and cell biology of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UKT Professor for Molecular Medicine at University of Tuebingen Germany 1992 – 1996 Postdoc at University of Freiburg and at MaxPlanck Institute for Immunology 1990 He received a PhD from Department of Biology at University of Tuebingen 1987 – 1991 He served as visiting research fellow at University of Alabama UAB Birmingham AL USA and completed his PhD thesis in 1990 at UAB 1986 He completed his Diploma thesis at MaxPlanckInstitute for Biology Tuebingen Germany 1980 – 1985 He studied Biochemistry at University of Tuebingen Germany and at University of Munich GermanyHe has published more than 153 original papers in peer reviewed journals and serves as reviewer for 25 scientific journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Stem Cell Research, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials Molecular Biomechanics, Inflammation, Immunology and Rheumatology.

 Research Interest
 Network
Thomas Scholz

Thomas Scholz, PhD
Staff-Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute
University of California
USA
Tel. 714-456-3482
Fax 714-456-7718

Biography :

Dr. Thomas Scholz is a plastic surgeon in Iowa City, Iowa and is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is one of 4 doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics who specialize in Plastic Surgery.

 Biography
Research Interest :

General Plastic Surgery

 Research Interest
 Network
Kuhn Liisa

Kuhn Liisa
University Connecticut - Storrs
USA

Biography :

Dr. Liisa T. Kuhn completed her B.S. from Duke University and continued her M.s. followed by Ph.D. from University of California.She is currently working as Associate Professor of Reconstructive Sciences, Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development in University of Connecticut.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Anti-cancer research and Bone regeneration
Embryonic stem cell

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Irada Isayeva

Irada Isayeva
Division of Chemistry and Materials Science
Laboratories Center for Devices and Radiological Health Food and Drug Administration
USA
Tel. 301-796-2618
Fax 301-796-9924

Biography :

Dr. Irada Isayeva is currently working as a Polymer Materials Scientist at Food and Drug Administration

 Biography
Research Interest :

Materials Chemistry, Bio engineering, Tissue Engineering, Polymers

 Research Interest
 Network
Treena Livingston Arinzeh

Treena Livingston Arinzeh
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
USA
Tel. 973-596-5269
Fax: 973-596-5222

Biography :

Dr. Treena Livingston Arinzeh, is professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, has earned national recognition for her commitment to making adult stem cell therapy a future reality.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Applied biomaterials and tissue engineering, Cell-biomaterial interaction, Materials processing, Surface characterization and modification of biomaterials, Materials testing, in vivo models, Tissue-engineering scaffolds for repair of bone and other related musculoskeletal tissues and Nerve tissue regeneration utilizing stem cells

 Research Interest
 Network
Yan-Lin Guo

Yan-Lin Guo
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Southern Mississippi
USA
Tel. 601-266-6018
Fax 601-266-5797

Biography :

YanLin Guo is an Associate Professor of Cell Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences the University of Southern Mississippi. He received his PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. After completing his postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he took a Research Assistant Professor position in the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center at Temple University School of Medicine from 1999-2004. He joined the University of Southern Mississippi as an Assistant Professor in 2004. He has served as a peer review study section member vascular endothelial biology for the American Heart Association and a reviewer for ten scientific journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research interests are in the areas of endothelial cell and stem cell biology broadly related to blood vessel formation and stem cellbased tissue engineering.

 Research Interest
 Network
Liang Feng

Liang Feng
Bio and Nano Materials Research Lab
Mechanical Science and Engineering Department
University of Illinois
USA

Biography :

Liang was born on Oct 26, 1979 in China. In 1998, Liang enrolled the Department of Precision Machinery and Precision Instrumentation at University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, majoring in Machine Design and Automation. Since 2004, Liang attended University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and received his master in mechanical engineering in July 2006. Upon graduating from Universality of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Liang was admitted to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where he joined Bio and Nano Materials Research Lab under the guidance of Professor Iwona M Jasiuk. Liang got his PhD degree with the dissertation focused on multi-scale characterization of bone and large bone defect repair by regeneration in Dec, 2009.


 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Liang’s research topics include biological materials, tissue engineering and computational biomechanics. He is particularly interested in multi-scale characterization and modeling of bone; tissue repairing using scaffold and growth factors and fracture of composite materials.

 Research Interest
 Network
Yong Wang

Yong Wang
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical, Materials
and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Connecticut
USA
Tel. 860-486-4072
Fax 860-486-2959

Biography :

Dr. Wang (b.1975) got his B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry at Jilin University in 1995. He switched the major to Chemical Engineering and got his M.S. degree in 1998 from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences under the supervision of Prof. Xiaojun Ma. He pursued his Ph.D. education in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University between 2000 and 2004, studying drug and gene delivery with Drs. Fan Yuan (advisor) and Chuan-Yuan Li (co-advisor). Afterwards, Dr. Wang worked with Drs. Bruce Sullenger and Eli Gilboa at Duke University Medical Center before taking a faculty position at the University of Connecticut in August 2006. He received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from NSF in 2010. Dr. Wang was promoted to associate professor with tenure in August 2011.

 Biography
Research Interest :

The essential objective of our research is to understand molecular recognition between engineered biomolecular nanostructures and their targets and, based on this understanding, to create biomimetic or bioinspired systems for various biomedical applications. For instance, it is a challenge to develop biomaterials that can mimic multiple functions of human tissues. We hypothesize that biomolecular nanostructures with the capability of molecular recognition can be incorporated into support materials for mimicking complex and dynamic roles of human tissues. Thus, the tissue-like biomaterials are able to “listen to” and “talk with” cells growing inside and outside of the biomaterials. We will apply diverse molecular recognition principles as a tool and will incorporate multiple components into the hydrogel, thereby “engineering” a single complex unit for regenerative medicine applications. We are also working on the development of biomimetic and bioinspired systems for drug delivery, biomolecular imaging, and cell biosensing.

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Yi Zhao

Yi Zhao
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Ohio State University
USA
Tel. 614-247-7424
Fax 614-292-7301

Biography :

Dr Yi Zhao is an assistant professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering Ohio State University USA He also holds a courtesy appointment in Department of Ophthalmology He earned his PhD from Boston University Boston Massachusetts Currently he directs the Laboratory for Biomedical Microdevices at The Ohio State University and conducts research in development of micro/nano devices for investigating cellular mechanotransduction and development of miniaturized tools for pointofcare diagnostics He is also interested in addressing mechanical material and fabrication challenges in development of biomedical microsystems He has published 60 peerreviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings in the multidisciplinary field of biomedical micro/nanosystems He serves as a reviewer of 10 peerreviewed journals in the areas of biomedical engineering and micro/nanotechnologies and a grant reviewer for federal and private funding agencies Dr Zhao also serves as organizer session chair and program committee at international conferences He is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Biomedical Engineering Society Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and Material Research Society Dr Zhao is the recipient of 2010 NSF CAREER award

 Biography
Research Interest :

Bio-MEMS (Bio-Micro-Electro-Mechanical System); Lab-on-Chip and Organ-on-Chip; sensors and actuators; tissue engineering; cellular biomechanics; micro/nanofabrication; miniaturized biomedical systems for point-of-care diagnostics.

 Research Interest
 Network
Lidan You

Lidan You
Department of Mechanical and Bioengineering
University of Toronto
Canada

Biography :

Dr.Lidan You is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.She is the founding director of Cellular Biomechanics Group at the University of Toronto. Dr. You s major expertise is in the area of cellular biomechanics bone cell mechanics bone cell mechanobiolgy, bone adaptation, and bone biology. She has published over 70 peerreviewed journal papers and conference abstracts in leading journals across multiple disciplines to date in the field. Dr. You is a Professional Engineer in Canada. She is the recipient of numerous honours and awards such as the Early Researcher Award of Ontario, Young Investigator Award of International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop, and the Leaders of Innovation Fund award from Canada Foundation of Innovation. Dr. You got her Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the City University of New York in 2002.

 Biography
Research Interest :

bonbiomechanics, cellmechanobiology,osteoporosis, bone remodelling.

 Research Interest
 Network
Jia-Ming Chang

Jia-Ming Chang
Deputy executive director
Institute for Drug Evaluation Platform
Development Center for Biotechnology
Taiwan

Biography :

Dr. Jia-Ming Chang received his PhD in Biochemistry from National Taiwan University in 1996. Currently he is Deputy Executive Director for Institute for Drug Evaluation Platform, Development Center for Biotechnology, Taiwan. He is also a Director for Department of Pharmacology, Institute for Drug Evaluation Platform, Development Center for Biotechnology, Taiwan, ROC. He achieved 7 Patents issued, 21 International scientific journal papers (SCI indexed), 2012 NSC Research Performance Index 96.2. He has extensive experiences in developing anti-cancer drugs (small molecule, biologics and botanic) and anti-immune disorder drugs (Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus) and many experiences in helping US IND enabling.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Research interesting is focused on biomarkers of disease and disease animal models, which apply to the fields in anti-cancer, anti-virus and anti-allergy drug development.

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Narendra Vyavahare

Narendra Vyavahare
Chair and Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Clemson University
USA
Tel. 864-656-5558
Fax 864-656-4466

Biography :

Dr. Narendra Vyavahare is currently working as a Professor for Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials Engineering, Extracellular Matrix, Heart Valve, Elastin

 Research Interest
 Network
Susmita Bose

Susmita Bose
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Washington State University
USA
Tel. 509-335-7461
Fax 509-335-4662

Biography :

Susmita Bose is a Professor in Materials Science and Engineering MSE at the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering MME and an Affiliate Professor in Chemistry at Washington State University WSU She received her BS from Kalyani University India MS from the Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur and PhD from Rutgers The State University of New Jersey in Chemistry In 1998 she joined the MME at WSU as a research assistant scientist In 2001 she was offered a tenure track Assistant Professor position at MME WSU and was promoted to an Associate level in 2006 and to the full professor in 2010 During 2007 she was a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR Fellow in India at Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute CGCRI Jadavpur India In 2008 she was a Visiting Professor at Harvard University Cambridge MA Dr Bose received the CAREER award in 2002 and the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers PECASE the highest honor given to a young scientist by the US President at the White House award in 2004 from the National Science Foundation NSF for her work on nanoscale calcium phosphates for bone implants and drug delivery She was invited by the US National Academy of the Sciences NAS to the ChineseAmerican Kavli symposium from 20062008 as a “Kavli fellow” She was also one of the seven organizing committee members for the ChineseAmerican Kavli symposium In 2009 she received the American Ceramic Society ACerS SchwartzwalderProfessional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering PACE Award

 Biography
Research Interest :

Prof Bose has very interdisciplinary research background and her research expertise lies with synthesis and processing of inorganic nanomaterials, biomaterials, piezoelectric materials, ceramics for gas sensors, bioceramic nano-carriers for drug delivery, microwave and plasma processing of materials, thin and thick films and their relevant characterization. She has received research funding from various state and federal agencies, e.g. NSF, NIH, ONR, Washington Technology Center (WTC), the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the W. M. Keck Foundation. Dr. Bose has published over 135 technical articles including 100 journal articles and 6 of her patent applications are currently pending at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her research papers have been cited over 1000 times (current ‘h” index 18, citation per year >75). Her publication record may be found at http://www.mme.wsu.edu/~cprp/

 Research Interest
 Network
Prabhas V Moghe

Prabhas V. Moghe
Professor & Director
Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Rutgers University
USA
Tel. 732-445-4951
Fax: 732-445-2421

Biography :

Prabhas V Moghe is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering Rutgers University New Jersey Professor of Chemical Biochemical Engineering Rutgers Adjunct Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering Robert Wood Johnson Medical School UMDNJ Director RutgersUMDNJ Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering Director and PI NSF IGERT Program on Science and Engineering of Stem Cells wwwigertrutgersedu Core PI Biological Profiling of Polymeric Biomaterials NIH Integrated Resource Center for Polymeric Materials RESBIOHe has received a PhD in Chemical Engineering Bioengineering from the University of Minnesota He completed postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital He has been elected as Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering He was honored as Fellow of the Business Engineering Science and Technology Institute of Rutgers He received the Rutgers Leadership in Diversity Award NSF CAREER Award and Johnson Johnson Discovery Award and the NSF Innovation through Institutional Integration Award He serves as an editorial board member of several reputed journals and is a regular reviewer for over 15 leading journals including Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences Nature Nanotechnology Biomaterials Small Nanoletters Tissue Engineering FASEB Journal Acta Biomaterialia Biomacromolecules and J Biomedical Materials Research He has authored over 60 journal publications with nearly 1000 citations to date over 150 conference abstracts and presentations and over 50 invited talks and plenary lectures

 Biography
Research Interest :

Cell-Biomaterial Interactions Bioactive and Regenerative Polymeric Materials Nanoscale and Microscale Biointerfaces Stem Cell Bioengineering Nanomedicine Tissue-Targeted Biomaterials High Content Cell Imaging Interdisciplinary Graduate Education in Bioengineering and Biosciences

 Research Interest
 Network
Dinender K Singla

Dinender K. Singla
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Central Florida
USA
Tel. 407-823-0953
Fax 407-823-0956

Biography :

Dr. Dinender Singla received his BSc and MSc degrees from Punjabi University Patiala India and his PhD from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandrigarh India the last in 1996. He held postdoctoral fellowship positions in the Department of Physiology University of Manitoba the Faculty of Medicine University of Ottawa and at the University of Alberta all in Canada from 1996-2002. He was a Research Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in Madison from 2002-2004 and then an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont from 2004-2007. He was appointed as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida in July 2007. He at present maintains R01 and R21 grants from the NIH. He is an author or coauthor in multiple peer reviewed papers. He is a reviewer for NIH and AHA study sections and also a manuscript reviewer of a number of major journals. He is functioning as member of diverse scientific journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Cardiac regeneration and apoptosis in the animal models of Myocardial Infarction, Doxorubicin induced cardiomyopathy and diabetes.

 Research Interest
 Network
Suman Das

Suman Das
Associate Professor
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA
Tel. 404-385-6027

Biography :

Suman Das is Director of the Direct Digital Manufacturing Laboratory and Research Group and a Woodruff Faculty Fellow at Georgia Tech. He is a faculty member in the Parker H Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech. He joined the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering as an Associate Professor with tenure in Fall 2007 Prior, he was a tenured Associate Professor 2006-2007 and an Assistant Professor 2000-2006 in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He received his BS 1990 in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He obtained his MS 1993 and PhD 1998 in Mechanical Engineering as a member of the Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication at The University of Texas Austin Subsequently. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship there during 1999-2000. His doctoral dissertation titled Direct Selective Laser Sintering of Metals received the 1999 University of Texas Outstanding Dissertation award. He was awarded the 1998 TMS Michael Koczak best paper award from the Minerals Metals and Materials Society and the 1997 Los Alamos National Laboratory directorrsquo;s postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Das is a recipient of the 2005 and 2004 Literati Club highly Commended Award for Excellence the 2004 Society of Manufacturing Engineers M Eugene Merchant Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the 2003 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His current research interests include computational design, fabrication, and characterization of tissue engineering scaffolds; guided bone regeneration; whole joint reconstruction; processing of resorbable polymeric and composite biomaterials; and large-area micro/nanostructure fabrication in polymers and hydrogels for studies in cell biology and tissue engineering.

 Research Interest
 Network
Eben Alsberg

Eben Alsberg
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Eben Alsberg is currently working as a Professor for Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University

 Biography
Research Interest :

Stem Cell

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Taby Ahsan

Taby Ahsan
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University
USA
Tel. 504-865-5899

Biography :

Dr. TABY AHSAN is currently working as a Professor for Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University. She completed her B.S.E. in Bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from University of California.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Stem Cell Mechanobiology, Stem Cell Bioprocessing / Biomanufacturing, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, stem cell research, Developmental biology.

 Research Interest
 Network
Sanjit Nirmalanandhan

Sanjit Nirmalanandhan
Department of Pharmacology
Toxicology and Therapeutics
KU Medical Center
USA
Tel. 913-945-6640
Fax 913-945-6831

Biography :

Dr. Nirmalanandhan graduated from the National Institute of Technology Calicut, India in 2001 with a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his M.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2004. He then obtained his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering (Tissue Engineering) from the University of Cincinnati in 2007. Upon receiving his Ph.D, he did a two year postdoctoral fellowship on cancer drug discovery at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Tissue engineering technologies. This new area of research entitled, Tumor Tissue Engineering consists of developing and validating physiologically relevant, engineered, 3D human and animal lung tumor models for screening anti-lung cancer drugs in the presence of simulated in vivo forces that mimic respiration

 Research Interest
 Network
Mani Alikhani

Mani Alikhani
Department of Orthodontics
New York University
New York
USA
Tel. 212-998-9224

Biography :

Dr Alikhani is Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry He received a DDS degree from Tehran University in Iran DMD degree from Tufts University Certificate of Orthodontics from New York University MS from State University of New York at Stony Brook PhD in Molecular Biology from Boston University and Postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Biology at Boston University In the past years he has served as the director of research for Orthodontic department while maintaining a bone research laboratory supported by NIDCR Dr Alikhani is founding member of CTOR Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research which brings together clinicians and scientists working in craniofacial research Dr Alikhani Research is focused on the transcription factors regulating mesenchymal cells differentiation to osteoblasts/chondroblasts His Laboratory also studies the role of inflammation on accelerated tooth movement and Osteogenic effect of high frequency low magnitude forces on alveolar bone

 Biography
Research Interest :

Orthodontics

 Research Interest
 Network
Anca D Dragomir

Anca D. Dragomir
Director
Department of Oncology
Georgetown University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Dragomir is an assistant professor in the Department of Oncology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics(BBB). She served as the epidemiologist for the Breast and Colon Cancer Family Registries Project(BCCFR) a large NCI contract awarded to the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics(ICBI) at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has also served as the Director of the Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology Shared Resource at LCCC. Her current research focuses on the epidemiology of colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers, and also environmental exposures related to childhood cancers. The publication record of Dr. Dragomir includes 20 peer-reviewed publications and more than 40 abstracts presented at national and international conferences. She has more than ten years of work experience as an epidemiologist, including subject recruitment, questionnaire design, data collection, biospecimen collection/storage, biomarker measurement and evaluation, epidemiological analyses, and manuscript preparation. Dr. Dragomir has a Ph.D. degree in Epidemiology from the Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC at Chapel Hill. She also holds a graduate degree in Mathematics from University of Timisoara, Romania. She has been awarded both a predoctoral and a postdoctoral NIH Intramural Research Training Award fellowship.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Epidemiology

 Research Interest
 Network
Moncy V Jose

Moncy V Jose
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Alabama
USA
Fax +1-205-934-8485

Biography :

Dr. Moncy V Jose is working as a researcher for Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Alabam.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Materials Engineering, Materials Chemistry, Material Characterization

 Research Interest
 Network
Chandrasekhar Kothapalli

Chandrasekhar Kothapalli
Department of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
USA
Tel. 860-942-1553

Biography :

Dr Kothapalli is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge He received his Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut and his PhD from the Clemson UniversityMedical University of South Carolina joint Bioengineering program in 2008 He published 20 peerreviewed journal articles in biomedical engineering and materials sciences and presented his research at more than 30 conferences He is a member of Sigma XI was the Presidential Scholar at the Medical University of South Carolina and received the Arthur Focke Leadershape Award from the American Society for Materials He serves as an adhoc reviewer for Biomaterials Journal of Materials Science and Engineering C and Materials Letters journals

 Biography
Research Interest :

Vascular and Neural Tissue Engineering
Regenerative Medicine
Biomaterials
Stem Cells
Nanotechnology in Biomedicine
Microfluidics.

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Moorthy P Ponnusamy

Moorthy P Ponnusamy
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Nebraska Medical center
USA
Tel. 402-559-7754
Fax 402-559-6650

Biography :

Moorthy P Ponnusamy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular biology in University of Nebraska Medical Centre Omaha NE. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Madras, India (2001-2005). He completed his BSc and MSc in Biochemistry from Bharathydasan University, India (1996-2001). He received best performance award from University of Nebraska Medical Centre three times. He received postdoctoral fellowship from Susan G Komen foundation and because of its novelty this project was selected for additional founds 2008 from Nebraska affiliate Susan G Komen foundation. He is serving as a cancer stem cell book reviewer of Springer science press NY, USA. He published fourteen manuscripts and two book chapters.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Embryonic stem cells, Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), Regenerative medicine, Cancer stem cells, Diagnostic and prognostic marker identification in both Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancer and Therapeutic target for Breast Cancer.

 Research Interest
 Network
Karthik Vishwanath

Karthik Vishwanath
Sr. Research Scientist
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
USA
Tel. 919-660-5033
Fax 919-684-4488

Biography :

Karthik Vishwanath is a physical scientist with expertise in applied optical spectroscopy and imaging for elucidating function and structure of living biological systems He received his PhD In applied physics from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 2005 and conducted his postdoctoral research at Duke University

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research interests include developing theoretical and computational inverse algorithms to extract optical absorption and scattering spectra from measurements of diffuse reflectance, extracting intrinsic fluorescence spectra of biological tissues by correcting measured fluorescence for absorption and scattering artifacts, interpreting and quantifying time-resolved fluorescence in turbid media and applying these non-invasive optical methods to characterize functional and structural changes of cancerous tissues as they are exposed to conventional chemo- and/or radiation-therapies.

 Research Interest
 Network
Akhilesh k Sista

Akhilesh k Sista
Interventional Radiology Fellow &Biodesign Fellow
Stanford University School of Medicine
USA
Tel. 410-908-1406

Biography :

Akhilesh Sista MD is currently an interventional radiology fellow at Stanford University Medical center He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of California San Francisco UCSF In between residency and fellowship Dr Sista was a fellow in the Stanford biodesign program a yearlong fellowship that teaches the process of innovation in medical technology He is one of the primary investigators on two seed grants funded during this fellowship
During residency Dr Sista was awarded a T32 training grant to perform research He worked in the molecular imaging division of the department of radiology at UCSF eventually publishing his results in the Journal of Translational Medicine Over the course of his residency he published several articles in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Dr Sista is also a Sarnoff fellow having conducted research in the cardiovascular department at the Stanford University School of Medicine in between his 3rd and 4th year of medical school publishing his results in the Journal of Applied Physiology
Dr Sista received his BS from Stanford University and his MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medical technology innovation Molecular Imaging, specifically inflammation and infection.

 Research Interest
 Network
Arlene Gwon

Arlene Gwon
University of California-Irvine
Newport Beach
USA

Biography :

Arlene Gwon, M.D. is currently a Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and a past president of the Association of Voluntary Clinical Faculty at the University of California, Irvine. She has a private practice in Newport Beach, CA, and is an active member of Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, CA. Professor Gwon was a Chairmember of the Hoag Memorial Hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB) from 1976-2008 and served as Chairman of the Hoag IRB from 1991-2008. She is a founding member and Past President of the Chinese American Ophthalmological Society. As a former Medical Research Investigator with Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., Santa Ana, CA., she has conducted research and published in many areas of Ophthalmology, served as an Ad Hoc reviewer for multiple journals and is a holder of multiple patents. Since 2007 Professor Gwon has served as a Chevalier for the Accommodation Club.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Lens regeneration/tissue engineering

 Research Interest
 Network
Suresh Prajapati

Suresh Prajapati
Director of the Small Animal Imaging Core
Department of Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute
University of Texas Health Science center
USA

Biography :

Suresh Prajapati is Director of the Small Animal Imaging Core at the Department of Greehey Childrens Cancer Research Institute at University of Texas Health Science center San Antonio. He secured his Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from Mumbai University, India in 2005. In 2007, he received his Masters degree from the department of Bioengineering at University of Texas Arlington with major in Medical Imaging. He has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and 2 book chapters. He serves as an adhoc reviewer for scientific journals like Molecular Imaging, Journal of Medical Physics and Biomedical Imaging & Intervention Journal. He also serves as an editor for International Journal of Imaging along with grant reviewership for one of the prime funding agency.

 Biography
Research Interest :

My research is focused on the in vivo molecular imaging of living subjects with a particular emphasis on cancer imaging. We have developed and characterized numerous molecular imaging approaches to image mouse models recapitulating human diseases, preclinical therapeutics and targeted therapies, transgenic and knockout animal model studies, cell culture and ex vivo tissue sample imaging. We have developed multimodality molecular imaging strategies that utilize the strengths of optical, microCT, as well as MRI. We have also characterized commercially available molecular imaging contrast agents including Near-infrared  blood-pool agents and optimized their utility to monitor muscle injury and diseased tissue in small animal models.

 Research Interest
 Network
Morayma Reyes

Morayma Reyes
Department of Pathology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98109
USA
Tel. 206-616-6180
 

Biography :

Dr. Morayma Reyes completed her B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, 1996. She received her MD/PhD degree from University of Minnesota in 2003. Dr. Reyes is currently an assistant professor in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine and Oral Health Science in the Dental School at the University of Washington. She has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals and is serving as an editorial board member and reviewer of reputed journals. She has been nominated and awarded multiple Junior Faculty Awards including the Princeton Global Networks, Cambridge Who’s Who and the Madison Who\s Who Member-Executives and Professionals. She received the Junior Faculty Awards: Perkins Coie Award and the Marian E. Smith award.
Dr. Reyes has over 15 years of experience in stem cell biology from bone marrow and 8 years of experience with skeletal muscle stem cell biology. Dr. Reyes obtained very good training in physiology and histology of the skeletal muscle during her post-doctoral training with Dr. Jeffrey Chamberlain in 2003-2006 at the University of Washington (UW). Since she became an independent investigator in the summer of 2006 at UW, Dr. Reyes has worked extensively in the biology of satellite cells as well as other cell populations in normal skeletal muscle and muscles from mdx mice, a mouse model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Dr. Reyes has published a flow cytometry protocol to study endothelial cells from skeletal muscle (Ieronimakis et al., 2008). She has also extensively studied muscle stem cell populations (Ieronimakis et al., 2010) in a wide age range (from 2-33 month-old) in wt and mdx mice.
Since 2008 Dr. Reyes has also worked extensively in the biology of dental pulp stem cells (DPSC). She has recently published the characterization of neural crest-derived dental pulp stem cells (Janebodin et al., 2011). She is now exploring possible clinical applications of DPSC for craniofacial regeneration.
Dr. Reyes is also a clinical pathologist specialized in clinical coagulation. Dr. Reyes is the director of the Clinical Coagulation lab at the University of Washington Medical Centers (UWMC) and Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Reyes’ clinical responsibilities involve diagnosis of bleeding and clotting (thrombophilia) disorders and monitoring of anticoagulants. Dr. Reyes is developing assays for monitoring of new anticoagulants and blood microparticles (microvessels).
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Adult stem cells
Skeletal muscle and heart regeneration
Stem cell therapy for muscular dystrophy
Stem cell homing and migration
Tissue regeneration/ Bioengineering/ artificial organs
Mesenchymal stem cells
Dental Pulp Stem Cells
Vascular Biology
Hemostasis/ thrombosis/ Coagulation
Angiogenesis
 

 Research Interest
 Network
Sangamesh Kumbar

Sangamesh Kumbar
Department of Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington
Tel. 860-679-3955
Fax 860-679-1553

Biography :

Sangamesh Kumbar received a Ph.D. from the Polymer Research Group, Department of Chemistry, Karnatak University, India in 2003. Soon after his Ph.D., he was selected as a Scientist at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) in Pune, which is a very prestigious R & D laboratory in India focused on the chemical sciences. He worked at NCL for a brief period of time form March 2002- August 2004 on various industrial sponsored projects related to polymer characterization. Dr. Kumbar completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Virginia and in January 2008 was promoted to an Assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut as an Assistant Professor in August 2008.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research is focused on synthesis and characterization of novel biomaterials/polymers for regenerative engineering and drug delivery applications.

 Research Interest
 Network
Syam P Nukavarapu

Syam P. Nukavarapu
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chemical, Materials &Biomolecular Engineering
University of Connecticut
USA
Tel. 860-679-4183
Fax 860-679-1553

Biography :

Syam P. Nukavarapu, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, in the departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering. He obtained doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Science, India, and later received post doctoral training at Lehigh University and the University of Virginia. He has published several peer reviewed journal articles, reviews, opinion articles, and book chapters in the area of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Dr. Nukavarapu is a member of the various professional societies and has been serving on various editorial boards.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biomaterials
Bone Tissue Engineering
Scaffold Optimization
Tissue Engineered Bone and Vascularization
Large Area Bone Regeneration
Endothelial Progenitor Cells

 Research Interest
 Network
Sachin Mamidwar

Sachin Mamidwar
General Manager
Orthogen, LLC
Morris Avenue
Springfield, USA

Biography :

Dr. Sachin Mamidwar is one of the founders of Orthogen, LLC and serves as its General Manager. He is responsible for the companys day-to-day operations including manufacturing, packaging, marketing, sales and advertising strategies and developing markets for Orthogens products through its own network and distributors. Previously he was Director of Product Development and Clinical Affairs at the Orthogen Biomaterials Division of Bio-Lok International, Inc., where he was the team leader responsible for the development (including animal studies, clinical studies, manufacturing, packaging, FDA approval, etc.) of a new line of bone graft materials. He was also responsible for the procuring and pursuit of several NIH SBIR Phase I and II grants.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Bone regeneration

 Research Interest
 Network
Rob Krams

Rob Krams
Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College London
UK
Tel. +44-0-20-7594-1473

Biography :

Professor Krams holds a Chair in Molecular Bioengineering at Imperial College, London. Prior to joining Imperial College he worked as Associate Professor in the department Bioengineering, Thoraxcentre Rotterdam, the Netherlands and as associate professor/chair in the department of Medical Physics, Free University in Amsterdam. He received his Medical Degree and Ph.D. from the Free University, Amsterdam in 1989.

 Biography
Research Interest :

My research interests are Mechanosensing, Tissueremodelling by stress and strain, Numerical modelling, Imaging.

 Research Interest
 Network
Robert Keatch

Robert Keatch
Head of Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics
Associate Dean of the School of Engineering,
Physics and Mathematics
University of Dundee
UK

Biography :

Dr. Robert Keatch is currently the Head of the Division of Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics and Associate Dean of the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics at the University of Dundee. He is the Director of the multi-disciplinary Bio-Engineering Research Group at the Dundee University Tissue Engineering Centre (DUTEC) whose principal objective is to promote cross-disciplinary interaction between Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Medicine, with a research focus on generating complex 3D scaffolds used in wound healing, surface and materials modulation, and modelling. In particular this includes pivotal work on the synthesis and development of novel biocompatible scaffolds to use as in-vitro assays for fundamental studies of cell behaviour such as cell adhesion, proliferation, migration and signalling.

 Biography
Research Interest :

He has extensive expertise in microengineering, fabrication techniques, materials and biomechanics and has applied his research interests to cover a wide range of biomedical activities, from designing miniature medical devices to investigating complex cell behaviour on microfabricated 3D structures.

 Research Interest
 Network
Jan Oxholm Gordeladze

Jan Oxholm Gordeladze
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Oslo
Europe
Tel. +47-917-01076
Fax +47-22-851058

Biography :

Jan Oxholm Gordeladze graduated from the Norwegian University of Technology and Natural Sciences NTNU in 1975 and became DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY University of Oslo Norway in 1981 His research and teaching skills have been evaluated as sufficient for professorships in physiology 1987 pharmacology 1991 and medical biochemistry 1991 Presently he works as professor of biochemistry at the Department of Biochemistry Institute of Basic Medical Sciences University of Oslo Norway Previous appointments include: Medical Director of MSD Norway Senior research Fellow Norwegian Research Council 19851988 Research Fellow Fulbright Scholar at The National Institutes of Health NIH/NIDDK with professor Allen M Spiegel 199091 Research Fellow at INSERM Unité 475 Montpellier France with professor Christian Jorgensen 199394 Professor at the Université Montpellier 1 and INSERM Unité 844 Montpellier France with professor Christian Jorgensen 20062009 Professor Gordeladze has tutored more than 25 PhD master andbachelor students and has been a reviewer of papers published in more than 20 different referenced journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Professor Jan O.Gordeladze’s research interests encompass hormonal and mechano-stimulatory control of cellular differentiation and metabolism, and include G-protein and growth factor mediated differentiation of stem cells to chondrocytes and osteoblasts, differentiation of peripheral blood monocytes to osteoclasts, and differentiation of naive T-cells to Th-1, Th-2, and Th-17 cells. A particular interest is taken in the interaction between differentiating stem cells, Th-cells, and osteoclasts related to phenotype acquisition and stability in a “cell engineering” setting (e.g. in inflamed joints) where the interaction between microRNA and transcription factor (TF) regulatory hierarchies plays a major role. Other (related) research interests are osteoporosis, the immunosuppressive effect of stem cells, the osteolytic effect of cancer cells, and finally the interaction of differentiating osteoblasts with osteoclasts in the engineering of osteoblasts in scaffolds used for bone replacement in general.

 Research Interest
 Network
Sanjukta Deb

Sanjukta Deb
Dental Institute Biomaterials
Kings College London
UK
Tel. 207-188 -1817
Fax 207-188 -1823

Biography :

Sanjukta Deb is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biomaterials Biomimetics Biophotonics at the Dental Institute King’s College London
She has published widely in the field of biomaterials and guest member on the editorial boards of a number of journals and reviewer for over 12 journals She was awarded the ‘Biocompatibles UK’ prize in 2008 by the UK Society for biomaterials for her significant contribution to the field of biomaterials

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her current research is aimed at developing biomimetic scaffolds that serve to bridge the gap between stem cell biology and the clinic. Both injectable and pre-cell seeded scaffolds are being developed with the ability to function as a conduit for dynamic extracellular signalling by chemical, biological and mechanical means that can be customized for maxillofacial, bone, nerve and spinal defects. The other main areas of her research interests are development of composite scaffolds for intervertebral discs, degradable polymers, orthopaedic bone cements, calcium phosphates as bone substitutes, carriers for sustained drug delivery systems and novel dental restorative materials.

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Will W Minuth

Will W. Minuth
Professor
Department of Anatomy
University of Regensburg
Molecular and Cellular Anatomy
Germany
Tel. +49 941 943 2876
Fax:+49 941 943 2868

Biography :

Will Minuth studied at the University of Cologne 19681974 worked as a PhD student at the Free University of Berlin 19741978 was lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Heidelberg 19781989 Since 1989 he is a professor at the University of Regensburg in Germany At the Department of Anatomy he is teaching medical students in Gross Anatomy Microscopical Anatomy and Neuroanatomy The research interest is related to the field of developing renal epithelial barrier function including the action of steroidal hormones The driving force in his present experimental work is the unsolved question if stem/progenitor cells can be applied in future to treat acute or chronic renal failure

 Biography
Research Interest :

The actual research of Dr. Minuth is focusing to renal stem/progenitor cells developing into a functional epithelium under the tubulogenic action of aldosterone. Sophisticated perfusion culture including an artificial interstitium plays an essential role in this hot spot of research. Focus of research is directed to:
Structural aspects of basic tissues
Arise of specific functions in epithelia
Development of stem/progenitor cells
Stem cells within a diseased environment
Creation of an artificial interstitium
Environment of stem/progenitor cells.

 Research Interest
 Network
Brochhausen Christoph

Brochhausen Christoph
Institute of Pathology
European Institute of Excellence on Tissue
Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
University Medical Centre of the Johannes
Gutenberg-University Mainz
Germany

Biography :

Christoph Brochhausen is Group Leader of the Cartilage Tissue Engineering Group at the REPAIR-lap, Head of Electron Microscopy and senior resident of Pathology.
After his education in medicine and anthropology at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and the “Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg” he became Research Fellow for paediatric clinical pharmacology and junior leader of the osteological research laboratory at the Philipps- University Marburg. He was founding member and executive director of the “Office for Clinical Science and Clinical Trials Management” at the Department of Paediatrics in Marburg.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research interest is focused on the mechanisms of cartilage degeneration and regeneration with special interest in cartilages Tissue Engineering. In this context he gives special attention to the analyses of the embryological processes during bone-, cartilage- and joint formation to identify suitable candidates for the so called guided tissue engineering. Based on these findings his research group develops and analyses several release strategies for growth factors and signalling molecules. A second focus covers wound healing mechanisms with analyses of the stem cell niches of mesenchymal stem and progenitor cells as well as their interaction with barrier membranes for serosal wound healing. In this context biocompatibility studies for different biomaterials play a special role in his clinical oriented research.

 Research Interest
 Network
Raymund E Horch

Raymund E. Horch
Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery
University Hospital Erlangen
Germany
Tel. 091-31-85-33277

Biography :

Raymund E Horch MD is Professor for Plastic and Hand Surgery Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery and Director of the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the FriedrichAlexanderUniversity of ErlangenNürnberg Germany
Besides his clinical research projects Prof Horch was among the pioneers of the emerging field of tissue engineering since the very beginning He has contributed to the further development of cultured keratinocyte transplantation by investigating single cell suspensions in fibrin sealant and has combined the three dimensional vascularisation of tissue eingineered matrices by means of arteriovenous microsurgical loops with material research to various types of tissues This approach can further open a new field of research utilizing tissue engineering techniques for angiogenesis and cancer research
He has authored or coauthored more than 300 peer reviewed papers and book chapters on various topics in reconstructive surgery mainly microsurgical techniques including transplantation breast reconstruction aesthetic surgery grafting techniques and tissue engineering approaches as well as novel treatment modalities for severe wounds and burns He has edited several books and was frequently awarded for clinical and experimental scientific achievements

 Biography
Research Interest :

Plastic and Hand Surgery, Tissue Engineering
Cell cultures for tissue regeneration, material science, complex biological systems, vascularization and angiogenesis in Tissue Engineering by microsurgical techniques
Research on Topical Negative Pressure application to tissue and in wound healing
Prefabrication of newly generated composite tissues
Development of new microsurgical methods

 Research Interest
 Network
Tomas Egana

Tomas Egana, PhD
Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery
Technical University of Munich
Germany
Tel. 049-89- 4140 7510/ 12
Fax 049-89-41406013

Biography :

Tomas Egana is group leader of the Laboratory of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Therapies at the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery Faculty of Medicine Technical University of Munich He is Engineer in Molecular Biotechnology University of Chile Phd in Human Biology University of Lübeck Germany and PhD in Pharmacology University of Chile His research is focused in the use of bioactive materials to improve tissue regeneration Beside his research activities he is serving as reviewer of several journals and has been member of the scientific board of different reputed international conferences

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biomaterials, cell therapies, angiogenesis, hypoxia, new animal models, aging, oxidative stress.

 Research Interest
 Network
Rolf Zehbe

Rolf Zehbe
Institute of Materials Science and Technologies
Department of Materials Engineering
Technische Universität Berlin
Germany
Tel. +49-30-31424072
Fax +49-30-31424072

Biography :

Dr. Rolf Zehbe is curently working for Institute of Materials Science and Technologies, Department of Materials Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin

 Biography
Research Interest :

Material Sceince

 Research Interest
 Network
Prasad Shastri

Prasad Shastri
Professor and Director
Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry
Hermann Staudinger Haus
University of Freiburg
Freiburg
Tel. +49-761-203-6268

Biography :

Prasad Shastri is the Bioss Professor of Cell Signaling Environments and the Professor of Biofunctional Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Freiburg, Germany.  He is also the Director of the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry.  He received his Ph.D. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (Troy, NY) in 1995 and did his post-doctoral training at MIT under Prof. Robert Langer.  He has made several seminal contributions in development of new degradable polymers, in vivo engineering of organs and tissue and drug delivery.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Research interests include biofunctional polymers, nano-scale engineering of surfaces, systems for controlling cell functions, functional imaging, in vivo engineering of tissues, and transdermal delivery.

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Hidenori Otsuka

Hidenori Otsuka
Department of Applied Chemistry
Tokyo University of Science
Japan
Tel. +81-3-5228-8265
Fax +81-3-5228-8265

Biography :

Dr. Hidenori Otsuka is working as a Associate Professor for Department of Applied Chemistry at Tokyo University of Science.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Physical chemistry
Colloid and interface science
Polymer Chemistry
Biomaterials
Tissue Engineering

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Tomoatsu Kaneko

Tomoatsu Kaneko
Division of Cardiology
Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
Niigata University
Japan
Tel. +81-25-227-2865
Fax +81-25-222-2290

Biography :

Tomoatsu Kaneko is Assistant Professor at Niigata University Niigata Japan Received DDS and PhD from Tokyo Medical and Dental University Tokyo Japan Completed Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan Tomoatsu Kaneko was Assistant Professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University 20022008 The research interest is related to the field of pulp biology and endodontics such as engineering of dental pulp tissues by using dental pulp stem cells He has been a reviewer of peerreviewed journals such as Journal of Dental Research Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry Indian Journal of Dental Research and Journal of Oral Biosciences He has published above 20 peerreview publications and 5 book chapters His several manuscripts were highlighted on the cover of the journals such as Cancer Research Journal of Dental Research and Journal of Endodntics

 Biography
Research Interest :

Tissue engineering of dental pulp
Tumor angiogenesis
Stem cell research
Antigen presenting cells (dendritic cells and macrophages)
Neuron-immune interactions during central sensitization
Immune system in dental pulp and periodontal ligament.

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Rei Ogawa

Rei Ogawa
Associate Professor
Department of Plastic
Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Nippon Medical School
Japan
Tel. +81-3-5814-6208
Fax +81-3-5685-3076

Biography :

Dr. Rei Ogawa worked as an Instructor in the department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School from 2005-2006. He serverd as a Assistant Professor in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School from 2006-2009.He is currently working as Associate Professor in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Tissue Engineering and Wound Healing, Mechanobiology, Plastic Surgery

 Research Interest
 Network
Li Xiao

Li Xiao
Department of Pharmacology
School of Life Dentistry
The Nippon Dental University
Japan
Fax: +81-3-3264-8399
Tel: +81-3-3261-8772

Biography :

2009- pres.: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Life Dentistry at Tokyo, The Nippon Dental University, Japan. 2004-2009: Chief Researcher, Prefectural University of Hiroshima School of Biosciences, Laboratory of Cell-Death Control Bio-Technology, Japan 2003-2004: Physician, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai, China. 2001-2003: Internship and part-time lecturer, Shu Guang Hospital, Shanghai, China. 2000-2003: Doctoral student, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Shanghai, China. 1998-2000: Internship and part-time lecturer, First Accessorial Hospital of Henan Traditional Chinese Medicine College, Zhengzhou, China. 1997-2000: Master student, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Zhengzhou, China.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Tissue Engineering; Antioxidant; Radiation Biology; Regenerative Medicine; Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 Research Interest
 Network
Ohashi kazuo

Ohashi kazuo
Associate Professor
Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering
Tokyo Women’s Medical University
Tokyo
Japan

Biography :

1990-M.D. awarded by Nara Medical University, Japan
1990-1992 Clinical Resident, First Department of Surgery, Nara Medical University, Japan
1992-1996 Graduate student, Nara Medical University.Ph.D. awarded in 1996.
1996-1998 Faculty, Department of Surgery, Saiseikai Nara Hospital, Japan
1998 May-August Senior postdoctoral Research fellow, Department of Genetics, University of Washington, USA
1998-2002 Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Program in Human Gene Therapy, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
1999-2001 Certified Research Scientist Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2002-2003 Faculty, Department of Surgery, Nara Medical University Hospital, Japan
2003-2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Nara Medical University, Japan
2006-2007 Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo
2007-current  Associate Professor, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo
2007-current  Associate Professor, Department of Surgery,
2007-current  Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Nara Medical University, Japan
2011-current  Visiting Associate Professor, Tottori University School of Medicine, Japan

Committee members:
2006-2008:  Councilor, The Leading Project for Nanotechnology and Tissue Engineering, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Welfare, JAPAN.
2008-2009:  Committee member, Working Group of Next Generation Medical Device Development, Ministry of Health, Labur and Welfare, JAPAN.
2006-current:  Committee member, Embryonic/Somatic Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Committee, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy
2010-current:  Councilor, The Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine

Fellowships and Awards
1996    Nakano Prize for Excellent Research, Nara Medical University, Japan
1997    Nakano Prize for Excellent Research, Nara Medical University, Japan
1997   Medical Research Award from Nara Prefecture Scientific Committee, Japan
1999-2001 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Post-doctoral Fellowship for Study Abroad
2003  Excellent Research Award 2003, The Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine
2008  Bayer Hemophilia Award
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr.Ohashi has extensive prior training in biochemistry, liver and pancreas biology, cell and gene therapy, and tissue engineering. Dr. Ohashi received his M.D. and Ph.D degrees from Nara Medical University, Japan.  He has been a member of American Society of Gene Therapy, The Transplantation Society, The Cell Transplantation Society. Dr. Ohashi is now one of the world-leaders in the field of cell-based liver therapy including liver/islet tissue engineering and hepatocyte/islet transplantation. He has established important scientific principles for development of gene therapy, cell-based therapy and liver/islet tissue engineering. Diseases targeted include hemophilia, diabetes mellitus, inherited liver diaseases, and coagulation deficiencies. It is important to note that he had established several new technologies to engineer functional tissues/organs that function long-term.  He has depthful background in viral vector development, so that combining cell and gene therapy is also his major field. He has published two papers in Nature Medicine and one in Nature Genetics.

 

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Tomasz Drewa

Tomasz Drewa
Associate Professor
Chief of the Department of Tissue Engineering
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Poland
Tel. +48525853737
Fax +48525853742

Biography :

Tomasz Drewa is a Chief of Tissue Engineering Department Collegium Medicum Nicolaus Copernicus University Bydgoszcz Poland. He is an  Associate Professor of Collegium Medicum Nicolaus Copernicus University Bydgoszcz Poland, Consultant Position at Department of Urology Oncology Institute Bydgoszcz Poland. He was nominated FEBU Fellow of the European Board of Urology – 2006. He has completed his specialist degree in urology 2006. He has received a PhD in Experimental Oncology from the Medical Academy Bydgoszcz Poland in 1997-1999. He has completed his MD in Medical Academy Gdansk Poland 1996. He is serving as a reviewer of 9 journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Different sources of stem cells for regeneration
Differentiation and proliferation of stem cells
Life span in culture, regenerative capability of in vitro cultured cells
Stem cells and Cancer stem cells in cell lines and primary in vitro cultures
Natural and artificial biomaterials for tissue engineering
In vitro neo-organ construction
Organ and tissue regeneration
Reconstructive surgery in patients treated due to oncological disorders
Minimal invasive and innovative techniques in surgery.

 Research Interest
 Network
Yubing Xie

Yubing Xie
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
University at Albany
Albany
USA
Tel. 518-956-7381
Fax 518-437-8687

Biography :

Dr.Yubing Xie is assistant professor in the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany from 2007.  Dr. Xie received her Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and obtained postdoctoral training in Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Biology from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.  Dr. Xie’s research expertise covers stem cell technology, tissue engineering, drug and gene delivery, and nanobiotechnology. Her current research focused on bioengineering the embryonic microenvironment for cancer research and tissue regeneration.  Dr. Xie’s research is supported by the NSF and NIH.  Dr. Xie has received the NSF CAREER award.  Her work has been published in high profile peer-reviewed journals with over 50 papers, selected for journal covers, and patented.  She is editing the Nanobiotechnology Handbook to be published by CRC in 2012.

Dr. Yubing Xie is assistant professor in the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany from 2007.  Dr. Xie received her Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and obtained postdoctoral training in Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Biology from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.  Dr. Xie’s research expertise covers stem cell technology, tissue engineering, drug and gene delivery, and nanobiotechnology. Her current research focused on bioengineering the embryonic microenvironment for cancer research and tissue regeneration.  Dr. Xie’s research is supported by the NSF and NIH.  Dr. Xie has received the NSF CAREER award.  Her work has been published in high profile peer-reviewed journals with over 50 papers, selected for journal covers, and patented.  She is editing the Nanobiotechnology Handbook to be published by CRC in 2012.

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Xie′s research interfaces between stem cell biology and nanotechnology to try and understand stem cell fate decisions and develop stem cell-based platform for cancer research, tissue regeneration, therapeutic screening and drug development. The convergence of engineering and cellular/molecular biology has led to emerging approaches to integrate biologically active components, such as cells, proteins and DNAs into micro-/nanofabricated devices. These bioengineered systems present exciting opportunities to serve as vehicles for biomedical and biopharmaceutical applications

 Research Interest
 Network
Maria Letizia Focarete

Maria Letizia Focarete
Department of Chemistry 
University of Bologna
Italy
Tel. +39-051-209-9572
Fax +39-051-209-9456

Biography :

M.L. Focarete, PhD, is a Researcher Assistant of Science and Technology of  Polymeric Materials at the Chemistry Department "G. Ciamician",  Faculty of Sciences of Bologna University, since March 2006. She is a professor of “Chemistry and Technology of Polymers" Chemistry and Materials Chemistry Bachelor Degree Faculty of Sciences.
M.L. Focarete is involved in several national and international research projects. She has been visiting researcher at: Centre of Polymer Science and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze (Poland);   Center for Bio-Catalysis & Bio-Processing Polytechnic Institute of New York University (USA);  National University of Singapore - NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative (Singapore)
M.L Focarete has authored 32 scientific publications in international Journals, 2 book chapters, an Italian Patent and 3 PCT patents and has participated in several Italian and International Conferences presenting her researches.

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Structure-property relationships in synthetic and natural polymers and in polymer blends
Biodegradable polymers from renewable resources and bioresorbable       polymeric materials
Physical properties of hydrolysable polyesters for biomedical applications
Electrospinning of polymer solutions and melts
Design and fabrication of non-woven mats for tissue engineering applications, to obtain degradable temporary scaffolds for cell growth


 

 Research Interest
 Network
 Acceptance Letter
Sharif Hussein Sharif Zein

Sharif Hussein Sharif Zein
Associate Professor
School of Chemical Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia
Tel:+604 599 6442
Fax +604 594 1013

Biography :

Dr.Hussein holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia.  Dr. Hussein has strong experience in the synthesis, surface modification, and characterisation of carbon nanotubes. He has managed to publish over 100 scientific articles, two book chapters, filled two patents and given talks in invited seminars. Dr. Hussein has received more than 50 national and international awards. In 2005, Dr. Hussein was awarded a Gold Medal for the project “Production of Carbon Nanotubes and Hydrogen” at the 33rd International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products held in Geneva, Switzerland.  In the same exhibition, he received a special prize in the field of carbon nanotubes from The Technical Culture-Croatia. For his current research interest, Dr. Hussein was awarded a Gold Medal and “The World Invention Award” for the project entitled “Development of New Synthetic Composite for Injectable Bone Replacement Material” at the British Inventors Society/ The 9th British Invention Show/ 13 – 16th October 2009 in Alexandra Palace, London. Recently, Dr. Hussein was also awarded a Gold Medal for the project entitled “Synthesis of Novel 3D Scaffold for Human Skin Cells Cultivation: An Advance in Skin Trade” at the British Inventors Society/ The 11th British Invention Show/ 19 – 22nd October 2011 in Old Spitalfields Market E1. Dr. Hussein has established a vivid international research group that now focuses on injectable bone replacement materials. Currently, he is an editor for eight international journals and nominated as Guest Editor for two international journals. He also reviews articles from over 20 different journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Bone replacement materials especially calcium phosphate cements with nanomaterials

 Research Interest
 Network
Xiang Zeng

Xiang Zeng
Faculty of Stem cell Biology
Department of Neurosurgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston
USA

Biography :

Xiang Zeng, did his Ph.d in Center for Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University, P.R.C. and currently working as Research Fellow, Laboratory of Spinal Cord Injury and Stem Cell Biology, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

 Multimodality study of recovery neurobiology for spinal cord injury treatment.

 Stem cell based glioma-targeted gene therapy

Diagnosis and treatment for traumatic brain injury

R&D of Stem cell and tissue engineering in treating of central nervous system injury.

 Research Interest
 Network
Paolo Fattori

Editor
Paolo Fattori
Technological Development and QC Manager at Bioteck S.p.A
Italy

Biography :

Currently working as Technological Development and QC Manager at Bioteck S.p.A Italy

 Biography
Research Interest :

Industrial processes to develope new biomaterials for tissue regeneration. Technological development of biochemical platforms to produce grafts.
Extracellular matrix characterization.
Biochemical processes to eliminate antigens from heterologous tissues.

 Research Interest
 Network
 
 
 
OMICS International Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
 
 
OMICS International Conferences 2016-17
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings
 
 

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

agrifoodaquavet@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

clinical_biochem@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

business@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

chemicaleng_chemistry@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

environmentalsci@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

engineering@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

generalsci_healthcare@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

genetics_molbio@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

immuno_microbio@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

omics@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

materialsci@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

mathematics_physics@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

medical@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

neuro_psychology@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

pharma@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

social_politicalsci@omicsinc.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2016 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version