Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine is an interdisciplinary research and development program focusing on development of tissue constructs, regenerative matrices, and novel technologies and therapies to replace or repair both soft and mineralized tissues. Current research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering includes development of nanostructured biomimetic biomaterials to guide tissue development and regeneration and for targeted delivery of therapeutics; computational biology and multiscale modeling of tissue and tissue components; hard and soft tissue biomechanics and biomechanical measurements; tissue engineering for cardiovascular, orthopaedic and dental applications; bioreactor development and bioprocess engineering.

Many BME faculty members are involved in UAB’s newly established BioMatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (BERM) research center. The major focus of the BERM Center is to facilitate development of interdisciplinary research and training programs in the areas of tissue regeneration and repair by development of scientific expertise in the biology of the cellular microenvironment, adult stem cells and their niches, nanostructured matrix scaffolds, 3-D tissue construct development, and bioreactors and translation of these approaches to novel therapies, cell-based treatments, tissue replacement products and technologies. The BERM Center occupies two floors of the newly completed Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research building.

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Faculty