Engineering Cells & Their Microenvironments

The Engineering Cells & Their Microenvironments Special Interest Group concentrates on technologies and approaches focused at the single cell level and encompassing engineering cell microenvironments, biomaterial-induced cell signaling, stem cell manufacturing and differentiation, immunoengineering, and biomaterials for cell-based detection and diagnosis.


  1. Engage members at the annual Society For Biomaterials meeting by guiding and sponsoring forums
  2. Promote networking through social events held at the annual meeting
  3. Share resources to support students and members


Chair: Danielle Benoit, PhD
University of Rochester
Biomedical Engineering
308 Goergen Hall
Rochester, NY 14627
t: (720) 470-0507 x4700507

Vice-Chair: Adam W Feinberg, PhD
Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
t: (412) 268-4897

Secretary/Treasurer: Ashley Carson Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University and the UNC-Chapel Hill
911 Oval Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
t: (919) 513-8231

Program Chair: Scott Wood, PhD
Assistant Professor
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 East Saint Joseph St
EEP 234
Rapid City, SD 57701
t: (605) 394-5222

Web Contact: Ashley Brown
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University and the UNC-Chapel Hill
911 Oval Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

t: (919) 513-8231

Student Contact: Michaela Mertz
4440 SW Archer Rd
Apt 2407
Gainesville, FL 32608
t: (314) 324-2826

Industry Representative: TBD


Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Daniel L. Alge, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
5045 Emerging Technologies Building
3120 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3120
t: (979) 458-9248

Past Chair: Sarah Stabenfeldt, PhD
Arizona State University
School of Biological & Health Systems En
PO Box 879709
Tempe, AZ 85287-9709
t: (480) 965-8336

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