James A. Ankrum

University of Iowa, USA

0000-0003-3959-6158

Dr. Ankrum is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa. He earned his PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics through Harvard-MIT’s Health Science and Technology Program and after a short post-doc at the University of Minnesota was recruited to the University of Iowa to join the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute 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 29 May 2018

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