Timothy Wick serves as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Codirector of UAB’s BioMatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (BERM) Center. The BERM Center’s mission is to develop tissue engineering and regenerative medicine products and to enable technologies for drug discovery and human tissue replacement therapies. Wick’s research expertise is in the development of 3D human tissue constructs for tissue replacement (tissue engineering) as human organ equivalents for drug discovery and drug screening, with an emphasis on development of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular tissue constructs to replace diseased or damaged tissues in humans and to assess toxicity and efficacy of potential for therapeutic compounds. Wick is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a Member at the Biomedical Engineering Society and the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society. He earned his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Rice University.
Biography Updated on 9 February 2012