Ali Khademhosseini is an Associate Professor at Harvard-MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) as well as an Associate Faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired engineering. He is also a Junior Principal Investigator at Japan’s World Premier International – Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR) at Tohoku University where he directs a satellite laboratory.
His research is based on developing micro- and nanoscale technologies to control cellular behavior with particular emphasis in developing microscale biomaterials and engineering systems for tissue engineering. Currently, his laboratory is developing technologies to control the formation of vascularized tissues with appropriate microarchitectures as well as regulating stem cell differentiation within microengineered systems. He has edited 3 books and 4 journal special issues and is an author on over 180 peer reviewed journal papers, 35 book chapters, 160 abstracts, and 16 patent/disclosure applications. His work has been published in journals such as PNAS, JACS, Advanced Materials, Biomaterials and Lab on a chip and highlighted in numerous public news media, Nature, Scientific American and Technology Review Magazine. As of March 2012, he has been cited over 6200 times and has an H-index of 41. Also, he has been invited to give over 150 seminars at various academic and industrial institutions.