Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

At UVA, we push the boundaries through the development, optimization, and implementation of new and exciting chemistry, biology, and advanced biomanufacturing technology. Our ultimate goal is to control and replicate cells and tissues with the same precision and function as is found in nature, in order to provide greater translational therapies.

BME Primary Faculty in this Area

Joint Faculty in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

  • Kenneth Brayman, MD

    Professor of Surgery


    Understanding factors which affect clinical responses to islet transplantation and development of new methods for assessment of islet viability.

    Faculty Profile
  • Cassandra Fraser, PhD

    Professor of Chemistry


    Interdisciplinary research exploring the interactions between synthetic materials and their surroundings.

    Fraser Lab
  • Kyle Lampe, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering


    Biomaterials for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery within the central nervous system, developing both synthetic polymers and recombinant engineered proteins.

    Lampe Group
  • Rebecca Pompano, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry


    Developing microfluidic and chemical assays to unravel the complexity of the immune response and inform new immunotherapies.Combines unique expertise in bioanalytical chemistry, microfluidics, bioengineering, and immunology to create new ways to look at the immune system. 

    Pompano Lab

Distinctive Features

University of Virginia Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing

Together with experts from industry and government, UVA researchers are creating the roadmap for building reproducible biomanufacturing processes. They are making the advances that will take this research from labs and trials to actual health care.