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Regenerative Engineering Training Program (RE-Training)


Program Overview

The shortage of healthy donor tissues or organs for transplantation and the limited regenerative capacity of our body due to serious injury or disease are major healthcare problems that afflict our society. These challenges demand a workforce skilled in convergence research and an understanding of the clinical translation process. Regenerative Engineering is the convergence of advances in materials science, stem cell and developmental biology, physical sciences, and translational medicine to reconstruct, regenerate, or repair complex tissues and organs. RE-Training is a convergence research predoctoral training program funded by the National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering through grant T32-EB031527 that aims to offer the integrated curriculum, industrial, and clinical experiences needed to educate the next generation of thought leaders that are competent in the application of regenerative engineering to advance the field and practice of regenerative medicine. Re-Training is headquartered at the Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE) and leverages infrastructure from NU core facilities, industry partners, and expertise of faculty at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Feinberg School of Medicine. Upon completion of the two-year program, graduates will be able to apply scientific, technical, and clinical knowledge and skills that will enable them to recognize and solve challenges associated with the restoration of tissue and organ function.

Core Program Elements

Eligibility Requirements

Application Instructions and Requirements

Application Deadline: August 27, 2021

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Participating Faculty Preceptors

Ange-Therese Akono, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Guillermo Ameer, Biomedical Engineering

Vadim Backman, Biomedical Engineering

Earl Cheng, Urology

Vinayak Dravid, Materials Science and Engineering

Gregg Dumanian, Surgery/Plastic Surgery

Mark Eskandari, Vascular Surgery

Robert Galiano, Surgery/Plastic Surgery

Nathan Gianneschi, Chemistry

Mark Hersam, Materials Science and Engineering

Bin Jiang, Vascular Surgery

Neha Kamat, Biomedical Engineering

John Kessler, Neurology

Joseph Leventhal, Surgery - Transplant Surgery

Akihiro Matsuoka, Otolayrngology/ Head and Neck Surgery

Chad Mirkin, Chemistry

Milan Mrksich, Biomedical Engineering

Teri Odom, Chemistry

Amy Paller, Dermatology

Duc Thinh Pham, Cardiac Surgery

Susan Quaggin, Medicine- Nephrology

Jonathan Rivnay, Biomedical Engineering

John Rogers, Materials Science and Engineering

Evan Scott, Biomedical Engineering

Cheng Sun, Mechanical Engineering

Igal Szleifer, Biomedical Engineering

Shuai (Steve) Xu, Dermatology

Executive Board

Guillermo Ameer, Biomedical Engineering

Nathan Gianneschi, Chemistry

Joshua Leonard, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Joseph Leventhal, Surgery-Transplant Surgery

Shu Liu, Biomedical Engineering

Amy Paller, Dermatology

Advisory Board

Gilda Barabino, PhD
President, Olin College of Engineering
Professor, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Olin College of Engineering

Sujatha Karoor, PhD
Head of US Operations, Orphalan

Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD
Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Chair Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Connecticut
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut
Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Founding Director, Institute for Regenerative Engineering
Director, Regenerative Engineering of Musculoskeletal Tissues: A Convergence Doctoral Training Program

Raphael Lee, MD, PhD, ScD
Paul and Aileen Russell Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery, Molecular Medicine and Organismal Biology and Director of the Laboratory for Molecular Regeneration at the University of Chicago

Laura Niklason, MD, PhD
Co-Founder, Humacyte Inc

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