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Dr. Jabbari is a Tenured Full Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the Director of Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery at the University of South Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Chemical Engineering. He began his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Research at Mayo Clinic upon completion of his post-doctoral training at Monsanto and Rice University. Jabbari’s research is focused on engineering 3D multi-cellular co-culture systems and the effect of spatiotemporal delivery of growth factors and physico-mechanical factors in the microenvironment on function and fate of stem cells for applications in skeletal tissue regeneration and cancer stem cell therapy. He received the Berton Rahn Award from the AO Foundation in 2012 and the Stephen Milam Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation in 2008. He was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2013. He has published >250 books, book chapters, refereed journal articles (107 peer-reviewed), and conference proceedings, and presented >260 seminars at national and international conferences (67 plenary, keynote, and invited seminars). He currently serves as the Technical Chair as well as the Programming Chair for Bionanotechnology theme of the annual conference of Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (IEE-EMBS). He serves as the Academic Editor for PLOS ONE, Editor of International Journal of Biomaterials, and North America Editor of Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Dr. Jabbari has mentored >130 visiting scholars, medical residents, post-doctoral scientists, and engineering students. He is a member of numerous scientific organizations including AIChE, BMES, ACS, EMBS, SFB, TERMIS, MRS, ACS, and AACR.
Nanomaterials for growth factor delivery, Bioinspired materials, Skeletal tissue engineering, Multi?scale composite materials, Self-assembled nanogels for growth factor delivery, Drug targeting to cancer stem cells, Stem cell encapsulation and delivery, Three-dimensional tissue models