Stelios T. Andreadis received his M.S. (Applied Mathematics) and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan studying the dynamics of retroviral gene transfer for gene therapy. He then pursued postdoctoral training at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he worked in the areas of gene therapy, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Currently he serves as Professor and Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Member of the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He is also the Director of the Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine (SCiRM) Training Program that was recently funded by NYSTEM to train students in stem cell biology and bioengineering and applications of stem cells in regenerative medicine.
His research interests span a wide spectrum from fundamental to technological to pre-clinical/translational research. He has made significant research contributions in the areas of stem cell bioengineering; vascular, skin and gland tissue engineering and regeneration; molecular design of biomaterials; protein and gene delivery, and lentiviral arrays for high throughout pathway analysis of stem cell differentiation and reprogramming. Recently, he co-founded a company (Angiograft, LLC) to commercialize the cell-free vascular grafts that were developed in his laboratory as arterial replacement grafts for treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Professor Andreadis’s research has received continuous funding since 1999 from NIH, NSF, NYSTEM and private foundations (Whitaker, Oishei), totaling more than $20 million. He is the recipient the Whitaker Foundation Young Investigator Award (1999), the NSF CAREER Award (2000), the Exceptional Scholar Young Investigator Award (UB, 2003), Exceptional Scholar: Sustained Achievement Award (UB, 2009) and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship (2014). He was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE, 2009) and of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES, 2016). He has published more than 135 peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings and delivered more than 70 invited seminars. He has advised 26 Ph.D. students, 18 M.S. students, 4 post-doctoral research fellows and more than 40 undergraduate researchers.