Opara Named Program Director
Emmanuel Opara, Ph.D., professor at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, has received a two-year appointment as graduate program director on the Winston-Salem campus for the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. In addition, Opara will serve on the school's dean's committee.
Opara will work with the school's leadership to administer program activities including recruitment, managing student support, increasing diversity, and developing new models of scholarship and curriculum delivery. Opara is a member of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering (MTE) study section of the National Institutes of Health. He designed and was founding co-director of a program linking the biomedical engineering program at Illinois Institute of Technology with the University of Chicago Medical school.
Opara's research focuses on the bioartificial pancreas and ovary. He is a graduate of the University of Surrey, England, and earned his doctoral degree at the University of London.