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

Vice-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

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

Program Chair: Sara Pedron Haba, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carl R Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
1206 West Gregory Dr
Urbana, IL 61801
t: (217) 300-9012

Web Contact: Chris Highley, PhD
PO Box 800759
415 Lane Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22908

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

Past Chair: Ashley Carson Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University and the UNC-Chapel Hill
911 Oval Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
t: (919) 513-8231

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