Professor of Bioengineering at University of Maryland, Director of the Center for Engineering Complex Tissue (CECT)
Dr. John P. Fisher is the Fischell Family Distinguished Professor and Department Chair in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Fisher is also the Director of the newly established NIBIB / NIH Center for Engineering Complex Tissue (CECT) that aims to create a broad community focusing on 3D printing and bioprinting for regenerative medicine applications. Dr. Fisher completed a B.S. in biomedical and chemical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University (1995), M.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Cincinnati (1998), Ph.D. in bioengineering at Rice University (2003), and postdoctoral fellowship in cartilage biology and engineering at the University of California Davis (2003). As the Director of the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory, Dr. Fisher’s group investigates biomaterials, stem cells, bioprinting, and bioreactors for the regeneration of lost tissues, particularly bone, cartilage, and cardiovascular tissues. Overall, the laboratory has published over 140 articles, book chapters, and proceedings (5000+ citations / 40+ h-index) as well as delivered over 285 invited and contributed presentations, while utilizing over $15M in financial support from NIH, NSF, FDA, NIST, DoD, and other institutions. Dr. Fisher has been elected Fellow of both the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2012) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (2016). Dr. Fisher is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Tissue Engineering, as well as the Chair (2018 – 2020) of the Americas Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-AM). In 2018, Dr. Fisher will co-chair the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Society.