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Guillermo A. Ameer

Professor Guillermo Ameer, a native of Panama City, Panama, received his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctor of science degree in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern University in 2001 and is currently a professor of Biomedical Engineering. Moreover, he has been appointed professor in the Department of Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Ameer's research interests include biomaterials, vascular and orthopaedic tissue engineering, controlled drug and gene delivery, stem cell engineering and bio/nanotechnology for improved therapeutics and diagnostics. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications and conference abstracts, several book chapters, and multiple patents issued and pending (>25).  Moreover, he is (Co-)Founder of 3 companies: ProSorp Biotech, VesselTek Biomedical and Citrics Biomedical. 

He has served on several scientific review committees for funding research at the state and federal levels and was one of 100 invitees by the National Academy of Engineering to attend the 10th annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (2004). Dr. Ameer served as a permanent member of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering study section of the National Institutes of Health.

To accomplish his research goals, Dr. Ameer has assembled a team of collaborators, which include: Dr. William Pearce, Chief of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Dr. Melina Kibbe, Associate Professor and vascular surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Dr. Jason Koh, Associate Professor and orthopaedic surgeon at Northshore Hospital; Dr. Stuart Sprague, Director of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Northshore Hospital; Prof. Vadim Backman, Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern University; Prof. Timothy Carroll, Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern University; Prof. Lonnie Shea, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Northwestern Unversity; Prof. Igal Szleifer, Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern University and Prof. Milan Mrksich, Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwesternn University.

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