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Jason A. Burdick, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, PA Dr. Burdick is Professor of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, and Director, Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory, Philadelphia, PA. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado in 2002, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT, and then joined the faculty in 2005 as assistant professor. Dr. Burdick’s research involves the development of hydrogels for various biological applications and his laboratory is specifically interested in understanding and controlling polymers on a molecular level to control overall macroscopic properties. The applications of his research range from controlling stem cell differentiation through material cues to fabricating scaffolding for regenerative medicine and tissue repair. He has over 180 peer-reviewed publications and has been awarded a K22 Scholar Development and Career Transition Award through the National Institutes of Health, an Early Career Award through the Coulter Foundation, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, and an American Heart Association Established Investigator Award. He is on the editorial boards of Tissue Engineering, Biomacromolecules, and Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A, and is an Associate Editor for ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.