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Eben Alsberg, PhD
Eben Alsberg, PhD, received his B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Biomedical Engineering, cum laude, from Duke University in 1994. He then went to graduate school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he received an M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering (1998), an M.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering (1998), and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (2002) under the guidance of Dr. David J. Mooney. He began his graduate studies in Dr. Steve Goldstein’s Orthopaedic Research Laboratory investigating the roles biomaterials and mechanics play in healing fracture defect and distraction osteogenesis models. He then continued on at Michigan as NIH-NIDCR Graduate Fellow engineering biomaterial systems for bioactive factor delivery and tissue engineering applications. The work received several honors including the Biovalley Young Investigator Award for best paper presentation at the 4th International Meeting of the Tissue Engineering Society International (2001), 1st Place in the American Association for Dental Research/Warner-Lambert Hatton Award Competition (2002), 2nd Place in the International Association for Dental Research/Warner-Lambert Hatton Award Competition (2002), the International Association for Dental Research/Lion Dental Research Award in the Periodontal Research Category (2002), and the American Association for Dental Research William J. Gies Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Dental Research (2003). Following his graduate studies, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Vascular Biology Program at Harvard Medical School for two years investigating biomaterial and mechanical regulation of lung development and endothelial cell behavior under the guidance of Dr. Donald E. Ingber.
Dr. Alsberg took a faculty position in 2005 at Case Western Reserve University, where he is currently an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as Director of the Stem Cell and Engineered Novel Therapeutics Laboratory. His lab focuses on the engineering of new technologies to regenerate tissues and treat diseases through the development of novel biomaterials and microenvironments. He’s co-authored over 70 peer reviewed papers and 120 abstracts and conference proceedings. His work has been recognized with the 2008 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award and the Crain’s Cleveland Business 2009 Forty Under 40 Award. The NIH, DOD, NSF, the Ellison Medical Foundation, the Coulter Foundation, the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the State of Ohio and the AO Foundation fund or have funded his lab’s research.
Watch this video to find out more about Dr. Alsberg's lab at CWRU