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Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
David Kaplan holds an Endowed Chair, the Stern Family Professor of Engineering, and is a Distinguished University Professor at Tufts University. He is Professor & Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and also holds faculty appointments in the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. His research focus is on biopolymer engineering to understand structure-function relationships, with emphasis on studies related to self-assembly, biomaterials engineering and functional tissue engineering/regenerative medicine. He has published over 900 peer reviewed papers and edited eight books. He directed the NIH P41 Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC) as a partnership with Columbia University for 15 years. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals and is Editor-in-Chief for the ACS journal ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, having served as Associate Editor for the ACS journal Biomacromolecules since its inception. He has received numerous awards for teaching, was Elected Fellow American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, received the Columbus Discovery Medal, and the Society for Biomaterials Clemson Award for contributions to the literature.
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