Department Leadership

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Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert


Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert became chair of of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2016. She holds the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering. Sakiyama-Elbert’s research interests include biomaterials, drug delivery, tissue engineering, nerve regeneration and stem cell biology with applications for therapies for spinal cord and peripheral nerve injury. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Biomedical Engineering Society.

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Laura Suggs

Associate Chair & Undergraduate Advisor

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Andrew Dunn

Graduate Advisor

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Tim Yeh

Graduate Studies Committee Chair

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Pengyu Ren

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair