Skip Navigation

Students Make Mark on Regenerative Medicine Research


From working to engineer replacement livers and muscle to developing a cell therapy for diabetes, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) students assigned to the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are involved in projects with the potential to make dramatic improvement in patients’ lives. The common goal for all our research is to harness the body’s natural healing powers to promote healing from within or to develop replacement organs and tissues in the laboratory. 

Masters’ and doctoral students in the Cell and Tissue Engineering Track work under the guidance of WFIRM faculty members and have increasing responsibility as they progress in the program.

“The students in this program make significant contributions to the work of the institute,” said Anthony Atala, MD, WFIRM director. “With their backgrounds in engineering and biotechnology, they are productive members of our team and are helping us make strides to bring new therapies to patients. We are delighted to be an SBES partner.”

Engineers bring a unique perspective that complements that of the physicians and basic science researchers at WFIRM. Some of the current projects that show this collaboration are described below, and include such engineering disciplines as biomechanics, fluid flow, and material science.


Quick Reference

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Phone 336-713-7293
Fax 336-713-7290

Richard H. Dean Biomedical Building
391 Technology Way
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Find A Doctor Ways to Give
Last Updated: 06-02-2017
Wake Forest Baptist Ranked among Nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’  25 Years in a Row by U.S. News & World ReportComprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is Renewed2017-2018 Best DoctorsNursing Magnet StatusJoint Commission Report

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.

© Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. All Rights Reserved.