Fisher Edits Two Works on Tissue Engineering

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"Tissue engineering studies are quickly becoming pervasive in not only biomedical engineering, but also cellular and molecular is a field that has experienced an explosive growth, with a remarkable 88% of [its] articles published since the year 2000."

John P. Fisher and Antonios G. Mikos. The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 3rd edition.

Assistant Professor John Fisher has edited two recently-published works on tissue engineering: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 585: Tissue Engineering (Springer, 2006); and the tissue engineering section of The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 3rd edition (CRC, 2006). Both volumes are aimed at serving the needs of researchers, advanced students, and industrial investigators.

The Biomedical Engineering Handbook is a timely, multi-volume reference covering all aspects of bioengineering. Fisher co-edited the tissue engineering section, —which covers fundamentals, enabling technologies, and applications—with colleague Dr. Antonios Mikos of Rice University. Contributors include leaders and experts in the field from around the world, including Fisher himself, whose paper "Polymeric Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications," was co-authored with Fischell Fellow Diana Yoon. Bioengineering Professor and Chair William Bentley also has a paper in the Handbook entitled "Systems and Technology Involving Bacteria," co-authored with alumna Nicole Bleckwenn (Chemical Engineering ’04); as does Professor Art Johnson, who contributed "Factors Affecting Mechanical Work in Humans."

Fisher is the primary editor of Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 585: Tissue Engineering, a project that emerged from the 2nd International Tissue Engineering Conference held in Crete in 2005. Colleagues and conference organizers approached him after the successful event, asking him to oversee the compilation and publication of the research. The book includes review papers and new research in stem cells, signals, scaffolds, applied technologies, animal models, regulatory issues, and tissue engineering strategies. As with the Handbook, Fisher is one of many world-recognized experts whose work is featured in the book. His paper, "Chondrocyte Signaling and Artificial Matrices for Articular Cartilage Engineering," also co-authored with Yoon, describes how cellular functions are affected by exposure to biomaterials.

To learn more about The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, visit CRC Press.

To learn more about Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 585: Tissue Engineering, visit Springer Press.

Published October 17, 2006