Eben Alsberg

Professor of bioengineering


Eben Alsberg (Photo: Ron Fernandez)

Eben Alsberg holds the Richard and Loan Hill Professorship in the Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he serves as director of the Alsberg Stem Cell and Engineered Novel Therapeutics (ASCENT) Laboratory.

His laboratory focuses on engineering functional biologic replacements to repair damaged or diseased tissues in the body. Through the precise temporal and spatial presentation of soluble bioactive factors, mechanical forces and biomaterial physical and biochemical properties, his lab aspires to create microenvironments that regulate cell gene expression and new tissue formation. Alsberg and his lab study the complex signals implicated in tissue morphogenesis, repair and homeostasis as inspiration for the development of innovative biomaterials and strategies for tissue regeneration.

He has co-authored over 125 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. His work has been recognized with awards from the Ellison Medical Foundation and the Tissue Engineering Society International. Alsberg was also recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business with a Forty Under 40 award and with multiple academic and collegial appointments, including a visiting professorship at Kyung Hee University in Korea, a Lady Davis Fellowship at the Technion in Israel, and election to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.

Alsberg currently serves on the Americas Council of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society.

Subject areas:

  • Tissue engineering
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Biomaterials
  • 3D printing
  • Drug delivery
  • Biomedical engineering
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