STEERING COMMITTEE

George Christ, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Mary Muilenburg Stamp Professor of Orthopaedic Research
Director of Basic and Translational Research in Orthopaedic Surgery
Head, Laboratory of Regenerative Therapeutics

Director, Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing

Ph.D., Wake Forest University, 1987

Shayn Peirce-Cottler, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Plastic Surgery

Professor of Ophthalmology

UVA School of Medicine Pinn Scholar

Co-Director, Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2002

Steven Caliari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013

Chris Highley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2012

highley@virginia.edu

Kyle Lampe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, 2009

Nathan Swami

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Southern California in Los Angeles, 1998

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AFFILIATED FACULTY

Tom Barker, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2003

thomas.barker@virginia.edu

Bryan Berger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2006

bwb2k@virginia.edu

Ken Brayman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering

Chief, Transplant Division, Department of Surgery

NABI Biopharmaceuticals Professor of Transplantation

Director, Center for Cellular Transplantation and Therapeutics

Director, Pancreas and Islet Transplant Programs

M.D. and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Liheng Cai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012

Website: http://softbiomatter.org

liheng.cai@virginia.edu

Bobby Chhabra, M.D.

Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator
Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
President, University Physicians Group​

ac2h@virginia.edu

Patrick Cottler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2000

Don Griffin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering from UCLA, 2011

dg2gf@virginia.edu

Mark Kester, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

Director, UVA nanoStar Institute

Ph.D., University of New York at Buffalo

Matt Lazzara, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003

Rachel Letteri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016

Post-Doc, Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 2016-2018

rl2qm@virginia.edu

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Additional Members

Poonam R. Sharma, Ph.D.

Director, 3D Bioprinting Lab 

Ph.D., Biochemistry, NDRI, India

Consultation and training for 3D Bioprinting in the Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing.

prs6c@virginia.edu

Dwight Dart M.S.

Design Lab Engineer

Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping Lab

M.S., Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University

Mr. Dart provides computer-aided design, material and machine consulting, and prototyping for colleagues in the Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing. Our team researches the use of machines, materials, and techniques to create structures with living cells and vascularization, which may make possible 3D bio-printed skin and organs which could then be used for wound treatment and transplantation, respectively.

dd5yj@virginia.edu

Mohammad Sadegh Azimi, Ph.D.

Research Associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 2017

msa2f@virginia.edu

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