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John P. Fisher

Fischell Family Distinguished Professor & Department Chair, University of Maryland

Dr. Fisher leads the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory at the University of Maryland, and investigates biomaterials, 3D printing, stem cells, and bioreactors for the regeneration of lost tissues, particularly bone, cartilage, vasculature, and skeletal muscle. Key recent developments include the creation of a modular and scalable bioreactor for cell and tissue culture as well as the fabrication of 3D printed substrates for tissue regeneration. Dr. Fisher is also the Director of the newly established NIH Center for Engineering Complex Tissue (CECT) that aims to create a broad community focusing on 3D printing and bioprinting for regenerative medicine applications.