The UW Department of Bioengineering is excited to announce the recruitment of stem cell expert Jennifer Davis (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center) and human tissue engineer Kelly Stevens (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to our faculty. The new tenure-track assistant professors will join the University of Washington’s world-class team in smart biomaterials, stem cell biotechnology and tissue engineering, creating a powerhouse cluster of faculty in the area of cardiac regeneration research and translation.
The Department of Bioengineering, a joint department in the School of Medicine and the College of Engineering, is one of the first bioengineering departments established in the U.S., and has been ranked among the top ten programs in the nation since its inception.
The hires are a partnership between UW’s Departments of Bioengineering and Pathology with support from the Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, the Center for Cardiovascular Biology and the Division of Cardiology. Both Dr. Davis and Dr. Stevens will have joint tenure-track faculty appointments in Bioengineering and Pathology.
“Jen and Kelly are rising stars in stem cell and regeneration sciences who will accelerate advancement toward our first-in-human cardiac stem cell clinical trials, part of the Heart Regeneration Program led by Professor of Bioengineering and Pathology Charles Murry,” says Cecilia (Ceci) Giachelli, the W. Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Endowed Chair in Bioengineering.