• Le 03 juillet 2018
    Campus centre ville
  • à 14h
    IRS-UN Amphi Denis Escande
    8 quai Moncousu, Nantes

" GAG-based Biomaterials to Address Tissue Degeneration after Rotator Cuff Tendon Tears "

Dr. Johnna Temenoff
Georgia Tech/Emory University
Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Johnna Temenoff completed her Ph.D. and post-doctoral fellowship at Rice University in tissue engineering and orthopaedic biomaterials.  In 2005, she joined the faculty in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech/Emory University.  Dr. Temenoff has received funding from a range of sources, including federal agencies (NIH and NSF) and groups such as the Aircast Foundation and National Football League Charities, and currently serves at the Principle Investigator on a NIH T32 Predoctoral Training Grant in biomaterials.  She is also the Deputy Director of a NSF Engineering Research Center in Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT).  She also acts as the Co-Director for the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center, a statewide initiative encompassing three premier research universities in Georgia (Georgia Tech, Emory University, and the University of Georgia).  Scientifically, Dr. Temenoff is interested in tailoring the molecular interactions between glycosaminoglycans and proteins for use in regenerative medicine applications.  Her laboratory focuses primarily on promoting repair after injuries to the tissues of the shoulder, including cartilage, tendon, and muscle. Dr. Temenoff has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as the NSF CAREER Award and the Arthritis Foundation Investigator Award, and was named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE).  She was awarded the Education Award from TERMIS-NA in 2016, in part because she has demonstrated her commitment to undergraduate biomaterials education by co-authored a highly successful introductory textbook - Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science, by J.S. Temenoff and A.G. Mikos, for which Dr. Temenoff and Dr. Mikos were awarded the American Society for Engineering Education’s Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award for best new engineering textbook.