BioPost-Doc Chemical Engineering, UC Los Angeles, 2012-2016Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, UC Los Angeles, 2011B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis, 2006
"My research focuses on inventing micro-scale, instructive biomaterials for accelerated and improved recovery from injury and illness with a heavy emphasis on clinical translation."Donald Richieri Griffin
Donald Griffin improves clinical translation of acellular and cellular therapies through enhanced hydrogel-tissue integration, specifically focusing on the development of passive and active instructional microenvironments using microscale building blocks. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. After his training in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, Don joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 2017.
His lab works on creating advanced biomaterials to support both fundamental science and translational approaches to tissue regeneration. They engineer biomaterials using a unique combination of microscale geometric control and novel chemistries. Don's work also bridges the academic-industry relationship with recognition as an inventor on several pending patents. Additionally, Don is a co-founder of a growing biomaterials company, Tempo Therapeutics (located in San Diego).