Gabor is the George H. Vineyard Professor of Biological Physics at the University of Missouri. He is also the Scientific Founder of Organovo where he developed breakthrough organ printing technology while leading a team of top regenerative medicine scientists from multiple universities, with the backing of a $5MM National Science Foundation Grant. Gabor is the author of more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles and the textbook Biological Physics of the Developing Embryo, (with Stuart Newman). He holds a PhD in theoretical physics. Watch Forgacs' Discovery Channel video.
Anthony Atala, MD
Anthony is the W.H. Boyce Professor, Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University. His work in Tissue engineering and printable organs at Wake Forest resulted in the development of the first lab-grown bladder. Anthony is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in regenerative medicine. Watch Dr. Atala's TED talk.
Doris Taylor, Ph.D.
As the Medtronic-Bakken Chair in Cardiac Repair and the Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Repair, Doris blends research using stem cells, genes, and devices to develop novel cardiac and vascular technologies to prevent, treat, and hopefully one day, cure heart ailments. She is involved in both laboratory and clinical studies using cell therapy to treat disease. Her most recent accomplishment was leading a team which demonstrated the ability to create an entirely new rat heart in the lab. Read the NY Times article on her breakthrough.
Stephen F. Badylak, Professor
Stephen is a Professor in the Department of Surgery and deputy director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds over 40 US patents and 200 patents worldwide and has authored numerous scientific publications. He has served as the Chair of the Purdue University Tissue Engineering Advisory Board and as chair of several Study Sections for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences Study Section. Learn more about his research.