Dr. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernández
5033 Emerging Technologies Building
Dr. Cosgriff-Hernández received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her graduate research, under the guidance of Professors Anne Hiltner and James Anderson, elucidated key cell-material interactions and biodegradation mechanisms of biomedical polyurethane elastomers.
She was awarded the UT-TORCH Postdoctoral Fellowship and conducted orthopaedic tissue engineering research with Professor Tony Mikos at Rice University. She joined the faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University in 2007. Her laboratory specializes in the development of hybrid material systems that combine the advantages of synthetic and natural
polymers to advance tissue engineering design. Biomaterial synthesis is complemented by the development of new fabrication strategies that improve our 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.