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

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

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2002

Tom Barker, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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

Steven Caliari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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

Kyle Lampe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, 2009

Nathan Swami

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

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

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AFFILIATED FACULTY

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

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

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

Don Griffin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA, 2011

dg2gf@virginia.edu

Bill Hess, M.S.

Director of Design Innovation

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1995

weh4n@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

Chris Highley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

 

Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2012

My lab's research focus is on the development and application of the technologies and materials used in biofabrication. The Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing brings together technologies, tools, and expertise that enable work in my lab. It also offers a forum for discussing ideas that originate from different perspectives but share a goal of using technology to advance biomedicine.

highley@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

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Patrick Cottler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2000

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

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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

Jen Lamb

Direct Administrator

 

Internal programming and relationships administrator

Department of Chemical Engineering

Taylor Miner

Chief Administrator and Lab Specialist

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

B.S., Health Sciences, Mary Baldwin University

Coordinating and planning with external industrial and academic collaborators.

Elastin-Like Proteins (ELP) Production for 3D bioprinting projects.

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