Interview with Jennifer Elisseeff

Jennifer Elisseeff, the director of the new Translational Tissue Engineering Center, is a biomedical engineer who holds an endowed chair in the Department of Ophthalmology, where she is helping to develop an artificial cornea. Tissue engineering, she says, is taking place at the juncture of several scientific disciplines.

What’s been the history of tissue engineering—how far have labs and companies gotten in producing therapeutic applications?

ELISSEEFF: In the early 1990s, there was a lot of growth. There was talk of making an ear, a heart in a dish. But it fizzled. A lot of companies went under. [Read more…]

Elisseeff lab move

Our lab moved to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Building of the Wilmer Eye Institute! We look forward to seeing you at our new location. [Read more…]