Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Texas A&M University, USA

Cosgriff-hernandezElizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. She received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University under the guidance of Professors Anne Hiltner and Jim Anderson. She then completed a UT-TORCH Postdoctoral Fellowship with Professor Tony Mikos at Rice University with a focus in orthopaedic tissue engineering. Dr. Cosgriff-Hernandez joined the faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University in 2007. Her laboratory specializes in the synthesis of hybrid biomaterials with targeted integrin interactions and scaffold fabrication strategies (e.g. injectable foams, 3D printing emulsion inks, reactive, in-line blending electrospinning). She also serves on the scientific advisory board of ECM Technologies and as a consultant to numerous companies on biostability evaluation of medical devices. Dr. Cosgriff-Hernandez is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part B and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).