The University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Peter X Ma is the Richard H Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor of Biologic and Materials Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research is in the areas of biomaterials, biomedical polymers, controlled release, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. He pioneers biomimetic scaffold development to design microenvironments for tissue regeneration. He also develops controlled delivery systems for nucleic acids, peptides, proteins, and small molecules in sustained, pulsatile, and targeted fashions. Dr. Ma has published 5 books, more than 300 full-length research articles, and about 40 distinct US Patents and patent applications. He has also delivered about 300 invited/keynote/plenary lectures at national/international conferences and academic institutions.
Among various recognitions, Dr. Ma received a Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Young Investigator Award, a DuPont Young Professor Award, a Distinguished Scientist Award (Isaac Schour Memorial Award) from the International Association of Dental Research, a Clemson Award from the Society for Biomaterials, and a Top Cited Publication Award by the Biomedical Engineering Society over its 50 years history (ABE). He was named one of the Top 100 materials scientists in the world by Thomson Reuters. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Fellow of the Materials Research Society, and Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Polymeric gene vectors, biodegradable scaffolds for tissue engineering, and hydrogels for drug delivery.
Nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue regeneration via cells and peptides delivery.
Tissue engineering scaffolds for bone and vascular regeneration, microspheres for drug delivery.
Nanofibrous biodegradable scaffolds for fibrocartilage regeneration.
Regulation mechanism of hBMSCs osteogenic differentiation for craniofacial bone regeneration.
Synthesis of low molecular weight PLLA microspheres with controlled structure and size.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1011 North University
Ann Arbor 48109, MI