Nasim Annabi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Annabi earned her BS and MS degrees in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In 2010, she received a PhD in Chemical Engineering/Bioengineering from the University of Sydney (Australia). From 2011-2014, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Before joining UCLA in 2018, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. Dr. Annabi’s group has expertise in the design and engineering of advanced biomaterials for applications in regenerative medicine. Her multidisciplinary research program at UCLA aims to integrate novel chemistries with microscale technologies to develop the next generation of biomaterials for medical applications. In addition, her research team has devised innovative strategies for the development of advanced bioadhesives and surgical sealants with high clinical translation for biomedical and surgical applications. Dr. Annabi’s team has published over 120 research articles on designing new biomaterials for a wide range of biomedical applications. She has served as a Guest Editor for different journals including Biomaterial (2019) and Bioengineering (2018). Recently, she joined the advisory board of the journal of biomaterials for regenerative medicine Trends in Biotechnology. Dr. Annabi’s interdisciplinary research has been recognized by several national and international awards including the Australian Prestigious Endeavour Award, the National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Award, and the Bright Futures Award at Harvard University. Her team has received major grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the American Heart Association (AHA).
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)