Dr. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez is associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Her laboratory specializes in the development of polymeric biomaterial scaffolds for tissue engineering applications.
Biomaterial synthesis is complemented by the development of new fabrication strategies that improve the ability to manipulate 3D scaffold architecture. In addition to providing improved scaffolds for tissue repair, these innovative biomaterials and fabrication strategies provide new tools to probe the complex process of tissue remodeling in order to enhance the rational design of biomaterial scaffolds and guide tissue regeneration strategies.
The primary applications investigated by the Cosgriff-Hernandez laboratory include injectable bone grafts, multilayer vascular grafts based on bioactive hydrogels, wound dressings with tunable moisture control and bioactivity, and porous microspheres for drug delivery.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bioengineering, Rice University, 2005-2007
- Ph.D., Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2005
- B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2000