Engineering Cells & Their Microenvironments

The Engineering Cells & Their Microenvironments Special Interest Group concentrates on technologies and approaches focused at the single cell level and encompassing engineering cell microenvironments, biomaterial-induced cell signaling, stem cell manufacturing and differentiation, immunoengineering, and biomaterials for cell-based detection and diagnosis.


  1. Engage members at the annual Society For Biomaterials meeting by guiding and sponsoring forums
  2. Promote networking through social events held at the annual meeting
  3. Share resources to support students and members


Chair: Janet Zoldan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin
107 W. Dean Keeton St.
BME 4.202D
Austin, TX 78712
t: (512) 471-4884

Vice-Chair: Chelsea M. Magin, PhD
12700 E 19th Ave
MS C272
Aurora, CO 80045
t: (352) 219-1527

Secretary/Treasurer: Kyle Lampe, PhD
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Director
Chemical Engineering
University of Virginia
Wilsdorf 202
385 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
t: (434) 982.6921

Program Chair: Silviya Petrova Zustiak, PhD
Associate Professor
Saint Louis University
3507 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103
t: (314) 977-8331

Web Contact: Taimoor H. Qazi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University
206 S Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Student Contact: TBD

Industry Representative: Daniel Harrington, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
1941 East Rd
BBS 4202A
Houston, TX 77054

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Cody Crosby, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physics
Associate Professor
Southwestern University
Fondren-Jones Science Hall (FJS) #109
Georgetown, TX 78626
t: (512) 863-1130

Past Chair: Daniel Alge, PhD
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University
5045 Emerging Technologies Building
3120 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3120
t: (979) 458-9248


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