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Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD

Principal Investigator

Professor, Wilmer Eye Institute and Department of Biomedical Engineering
Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Translational Tissue Engineering Center (TTEC)
Carnegie Mellon University (1994), B.S., Chemistry
Harvard-MIT HST (1999), Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Elisseeff is the Morton Goldberg Professor and Director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Wilmer Eye Institute with appointments in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Orthopedic Surgery.  She received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Medical Engineering from the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She was a Fellow at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Pharmacology Research Associate Program, where she worked in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Dr. Elisseeff is committed to the translation of regenerative biomaterials and has founded several companies and participates in several industry advisory boards including the State of Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). She was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors, a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum. In 2018, she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine. In 2019, she received the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award.

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