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Gang Bao, Ph.D., Foyt Family Professor of Bioengineering

Mary C. Farach-Carson, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Translational Bioscience, Scientific Director of BioScience Research Collaborative, Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Professor of Bioengineering

K. Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering, Associate Chair, External Partnerships, and Director of Integrative Matrix Mechanics Laboratory

Jeffrey D. Hartgerink, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, and Professor of Bioengineering

Jeffrey G. Jacot, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Rice University, and Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Bioengineering Laboratory, Congenital Heart Surgery Services, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Lydia E. Kavraki, Ph.D., Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Bioengineering, and Director of Physical and Biological Computing Laboratory

Antonios G. Mikos, Ph.D., Course Director,  Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Director of Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering, and Director of J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering

Jordan S. Miller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Junghae Suh, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bioengineering, and Director of Laboratory for Nanotherapeutics Research

James M. Tour, Ph.D., T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Kyriacos Zygourakis, Ph.D., A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Professor of Bioengineering

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Nathaniel Bachrach, Ph.D., Vice President, Research and Development, LifeCell Corporation, Branchburg, New Jersey

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

Stephanie J. Bryant, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

Charito Buensuceso, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, Warren, New Jersey

Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Professor of General Medical Sciences (Oncology), and Director, Skeletal Research Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

George J. Christ, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Director of Basic and Translational Researchin Orthopaedic Surgery, and Head, Laboratory of Regenerative Therapeutics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Joaquin Cortiella, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Anesthesiology, and Director of Laboratory of Tissue Engineering and Organ Regeneration, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernández, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Joseph M. DeSimone, Ph.D.,
Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Rena N. D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Research, and Professor of Dentistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Stanislav Emelianov, Ph.D., Cockrell Family Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Director of Center for Emerging Imaging Technologies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Johnny Huard, Ph.D., Visiting Distinguished Wallace Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, and Director of Regenerative and Translational Medicine Institute, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), Vail, Colorado

Rosemarie Hunziker, Ph.D., Program Director, Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials, and Implantable Medical Devices, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

John A. Jansen, D.D.S., Ph.D., Professor and Head Dentistry, Department of Biomaterials, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Dental Implant and Osseointegration Research Chair, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Peter C. Johnson, M.D., Vice President, Research and Development and Medical and Scientific Affairs, Vancive Medical Technologies, an Avery Dennison business, and President and CEO, Scintellix, LLC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, M.D., Sc.D., Frances King Black Endowed Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, and Deputy Head, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Joseph A. Ludwig, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Brendan Nicholson, Ph.D., Sr. Scientist, Secant Medical, Inc., Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Anthony Ratcliffe, Ph.D., President and CEO, Synthasome, Inc., San Diego, California

A. Hari Reddi, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Director of the Center for Tissue Regeneration and Repair, Director, Lawrence Ellison Musculoskeletal Research Center, and Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California

Heungsoo Shin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Vassilios Sikavitsas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, and Associate Member, Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center, The University of Oklahoma Medicine, The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Yasuhiko Tabata, Ph.D., D.Med.Sci., D.Pharm., Professor and Chairman, Department of Biomaterials, Field of Tissue Engineering, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Johnna S. Temenoff, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

William R. Wagner, Ph.D., Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Professor of Surgery, Chemical Engineering, and Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joseph C. Wenke, Ph.D., Manager, Extremity Trauma and Regenerative Medicine Task Area, and Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Mark E.K. Wong, D.D.S., Chair and Program Director, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Texas School of Dentistry, and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas 

Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Director of Tissue Engineering and Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory, and Bone Histomorphometry Laboratory, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 

James J. Yoo, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Urology, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

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