Jennifer Elisseeff

Jennifer Elisseeff, Ph.D., Professor

Jules Stein Chair in Ophthalmology
Director of Translational Tissue Engineering Center
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Institute for NanoBioTechnology
Johns Hopkins University

Robert H. & Clarice Smith Building
Office: Room 5035
Lab: Room 5001
(410) 614-6834 (tel)
(410) 614-6840 (fax)

Elisseeff Lab Website

Dr. Elisseeff received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. After doctoral studies, Dr. Elisseeff was a Fellow at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Pharmacology Research Associate Program. In 2001, Dr. Elisseeff became an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Her interdisciplinary laboratory comprises surgical fellows, biologists, chemists, and engineers that work together to develop new biomaterials, study stem cells, and design new technologies for regenerative medicine. Clinical collaborations at Johns Hopkins extend to plastic surgery, otolaryngology, orthopedics, and ophthalmology. In 2004, Elisseeff cofounded Cartilix, Inc., a startup that is translating adhesive and biomaterial technologies for treating orthopedic disease. Dr. Elisseeff is now an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins and directs the Cell and Tissue Engineering Program in Biomedical Engineering. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Bausch and Lomb, Kythera Biopharmaceutical, and Cellular Bioengineering Inc. Dr. Elisseeff has received awards including the Carnegie Mellon Young Alumni Award, Arthritis Investigator Award from the Arthritis Foundation, Yasuda Award from the Society of Physical Regulation in Medicine and Biology, and was named by Technology Review magazine as a top innovator under 35 in 2002 and top 10 technologies to change the future. In 2008, Dr. Elisseeff was elected a fellow in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum. She has published over 110 articles, book chapters and patent applications and given over 130 national and international invited lectures. Drs. Elisseeff and Schein were recently awarded a grant from the military to develop technologies for ocular battlefield wounds.