Wilmer Eye Institute and BME Translational Center, Johns Hopkins
Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff is the Morton F. Goldberg Endowed Professor of ophthalmology and a professor orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She also holds appointments in the Johns Hopkins Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Her research focuses on tissue regeneration. Dr. Elisseeff is the Jules Stein Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center.
Her team is engaged in engineering technologies to repair lost tissues. Specifically, she is examining hydrogels as a scaffold for tissue engineering and is working to develop an artificial cornea.
Dr. Elisseeff received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in medical engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. After doctoral studies, Dr. Elisseeff was a fellow at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Pharmacology Research Associate Program. She joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2001.