2019 Shu Chien Achievement Awardee
The Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences Director, Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Gordana and her team of engineers, clinicians, and scientists are developing innovative technologies for engineering and studying human tissues. They are interested in regenerative medicine, tissue models for stem cell research, and "organs-on-a-chip" platforms for use in precision medicine.
Their laboratory is located in the Columbia University Medical Center, and has state of the art facilities for human stem cell and tissue engineering research. They are a founding member of the Stem Cell Core and Stem Cell Imaging Core, and are serving as the Bioreactor-Imaging Core of the national Tissue Engineering Resource Center founded to foster tissue engineering for medical impact. They are actively collaborating with colleagues at Columbia University, nationwide, and around the world. To translate their science into new therapeutic modalities, their lab has launched three biotech companies: epiBone (epibone.com), Tara(tarabiosystems.com), and East River Biosolutions (eastriverbio.com) and Immplacate (immplacatehealth.com) that are all based in New York City.