McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Ipsita Banerjee, PhD (pictured), has been promoted to the rank of Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. As stated in the letter from Patrick Gallagher, PhD, Chancellor, “Promotion to the highest academic rank recognizes that the promise implicit in the conferral of tenure has been fulfilled. Indeed, your record of accomplishments to date clearly suggests that the years ahead will bring further contributions to your discipline, the University, and to the broader society.”
Dr. Banerjee received her PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University, from which she won the University and Bevier Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Research. She did her postdoctoral training in Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital before joining the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Banerjee’s research interests and collaborations include:
- pluripotent stem cells
- systems modeling of signaling pathways
- biomanufacturing of pluripotent stem cells
- pancreatic islet organoid engineering
- organ engineering
- nanotoxicity evaluation
Dr. Banerjee received the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award, and was selected to participate in the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.
Congratulations, Dr. Banerjee!