The Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Engineering (TERM) PhD program has merged with the Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) PhD program, and now constitutes a defined curricular track. Students who graduate from the TERM track will receive a degree in Cell and Developmental Biology with an identified concentration in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.”
The concept of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) is an emerging multidisciplinary field involving biology, medicine and engineering and is focused on restoring maintaining or enhancing tissue and organ function. The program is directed toward providing the students with formal instruction in both the classroom and laboratory; experience sufficient background to pursue and develop a scholarly scientific research project.
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine offers a unique environment where instructors, staff and administration work as a team to make your educational and research experience memorable and productive. The program is organized by internationally recognized scientists who are faculty in a number of basic science and clinical departments within Thomas Jefferson University. The graduate program provides sufficient flexibility so that graduating students can pursue a career in education research in an academic setting or industry.
We invite you to review program information. This page will provide you with admissions, general requirement and other important information to guide you through the enrollment process of the Cell & Developmental Biology Graduate Program.
Mutational analysis of hip dysplasia
Use use of "smart collagen" for tissue engineering; skeletal regeneration
Effects of plasma discharge on cell function and renewal
Bone biomaterial interaction and implant design; tissue engineering of bone and cartilage
Pathogenesis of osteoarthritis and scleroderma
Periprosthetic joint infection; pathophysiology of arthritis;
Tissue-enginering based strategies for intervertebral disc regeneration
Bone and cartilage formation; mechanisms of biological mineralization; design of implant materials; origin and function of cells of the intervertebral disc
Additional Faculty who have research that involves Tissue Engineering
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular development, function of tissue microenvironment during development of the vertebrate heart from cardiac progenitors
Tissue engineering of vascular grafts
Role of cadherin cell adhesion molecules in embryonic development
Early signaling responses during liver regeneration
Mechanisms of neuronal cell differentiation and development of neurotransmitter class; application of immortalized stem cells to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Biology of proteoglycans and their roles in cancer and angiogenesis.
The ubiquitin hydrolase USP22 and cancer stem cells
Tissue development, wound healing and tissue regeneration
Compensatory mechanisms after injury and "neurorestoration" - approaches to get dysfunctional or injured neurons to function more normally
Molecular biology of the cutaneous basement membranes
Regulatory network dynamics driving the cellular adaptive processes in mammalian pathophysiology
Molecular mechanisms underlying tissue-specific transcriptional regulation