Eben Alsberg holds the Richard and Loan Hill Professorship in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedics, Pharmacology, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His laboratory focuses on engineering functional biologic replacements to repair damaged or diseased tissues in the body. Complex signals and processes critical in tissue morphogenesis, repair, and homeostasis are used as inspiration for the development of innovative biomaterials and strategies for tissue regeneration. Through the precise temporal and spatial presentation of soluble bioactive factors, mechanical forces, and biomaterial physical and biochemical properties, his lab aspires to create microenvironments that regulate cell gene expression and new tissue formation. He’s co-authored over 130 peer reviewed papers and book chapters, and his work has been recognized with the Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award, the Biovalley Young Investigator Award from the Tissue Engineering Society International, the Crain’s Cleveland Business Forty Under 40 Award, a Visiting Professorship at Kyung Hee University (Korea), a Lady Davis Fellowship at the Technion (Israel), and election to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.
University of Illinois at Chicago