David Kaplan

David Kaplan

(617) 627-3251
4 Colby Street
Research/Areas of Interest:

biopolymer engineering, biomaterials, material science, tissue engineering, bioengineering, cellular agriculture


  • Ph.D., Syracuse University and SUNY Syracuse, United States, 1978
  • B.S, State University of New York, Albany, United States, 1975


David Kaplan is the Stern Family Endowed Professor of Engineering at Tufts University, a Distinguished University Professor, a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Director of the Tufts University Center for Cellular Agriculture (TUCCA). His research focus is on biopolymer engineering, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and cellular agriculture. He has published over 1,000 peer reviewed papers, he is editor-in-chief of ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering and he serves on many editorial boards and programs for journals and universities. He has received awards for his research and teaching and is an elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors, and the National Academy of Engineering.