James A. Ankrum

University of Iowa, USA


James A. Ankrum serves as an Assistant Professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA. He earned his Ph.D. degree in medical engineering and medical physics through Harvard-MIT’s Health Science and Technology Program and after a short Postdoc at the University of Minnesota, Minnesota, MN, USA, was recruited to the University of Iowa to join the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, Iowa City, IA, USA, and Diabetes Research Center in 2014. His lab is primarily interested in engineering cell-based therapies and developing bioengineering strategies to overcome challenges in delivery and control of cell phenotype after transplantation. Using a combination of chemistry and biomaterials, his lab seeks to create tools that enable cell phenotype to be controlled even after transplantation into harsh environments.

Biography Updated on 12 August 2018

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