McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine deputy director Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, was recently inducted as a Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE), by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE) and was recognized during a virtual ceremony at the World Biomaterials Congress on December 11, 2020.  The honorary status of FBSE was established in April 1992 after the constituent biomaterials societies of the World Biomaterials Congress, now the IUSBSE, recognized the need for the public recognition of those of their members who have gained a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of biomaterials science and engineering.

Dr. Badylak is a Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, and Director of the Center for Pre-Clinical Tissue Engineering within the McGowan Institute.  His major research interests include:

  • tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • biomaterials and biomaterial/tissue interactions
  • developmental biology and its relationship to regenerative medicine
  • relationship of the innate immune response to tissue regeneration
  • biomedical engineering as it relates to device development and biomaterials
  • clinical translation of regenerative medicine

The IUSBSE is a body that brings together national and multi-national groups dedicated to the advancement of biomaterials, surgical implants, prosthetics, artificial organs, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. It currently includes members from Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, South America, and the United States of America.

Congratulations, Dr. Badylak!

Illustration:  The Badylak Laboratory.