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Upcoming Speaker

Robert E. Guldberg, Ph.D.
The Petit Director's Chair in Bioengineering and Bioscience
Executive Director of the Parker H. Petit Institute
for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Professor of the George W. Woodruff School
of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
   Tuesday, May 2, 2017
   12:00 – 1:00 PM (Pizza and drinks will be    provided from 11:45 AM)
   Nils Hasselmo Hall, Room 4-101 (map)

"Translating Innovations in Regenerative Medicine"

The Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) is pleased to announce a seminar by Dr. Robert E. Guldberg, “Translating Innovations in Regenerative Medicine.”

Regenerative medicine is a rapidly emerging interdisciplinary field and class of therapies that combines stem cell biology, biomaterials, bioengineering, and clinical expertise to promote our body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate damaged or diseased tissues and organs. Although significant technical, regulatory, and manufacturing challenges remain, regenerative medicine technologies have begun to be successfully translated into clinical therapies and commercial products. Prof. Guldberg will discuss emerging trends in regenerative medicine, including new initiatives in cell and tissue manufacturing, and recent examples of translational impact enabled by Georgia Tech’s thriving innovation ecosystem.

Robert E. Guldberg is the Parker H. Petit Chair in Bioengineering and Bioscience. He is a Professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology's Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and Georgia Tech/Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Guldberg received all of his degrees from the University of Michigan in mechanical engineering and bioengineering and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology. His research program is focused on musculoskeletal growth and development, regeneration of limb function following traumatic injury, degenerative diseases such as skeletal fragility and osteoarthritis, and novel orthopaedic devices. Dr. Guldberg has advised 50 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students over the past 20 years and published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. In 2009, Dr. Guldberg was appointed Executive Director of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB). He serves on numerous advisory and editorial boards and has held several national leadership positions, including most recently President of the Americas Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-AM). Dr. Guldberg is a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta research scholar and has been elected a Fellow of TERMIS, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

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