Washington University in St. Louis


Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert

In 2000, Professor Sakiyama-Elbert joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a member of the Center for Materials Innovation and the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders.
Professor Sakiyama-Elbert's research is highly interdisciplinary, combining an understanding of biology, chemistry, and biomedical engineering to develop new bioactive materials, which can enhance wound healing and tissue regeneration.
Her research is currently funded by the NIH and focuses on developing biomaterials scaffolds for drug delivery and stem cell transplantation to treat peripheral nerve and spinal cord injuries.
Contact Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1097
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130
Office Whitaker Hall, Room 390B
Phone (314) 935-7556
Fax (314) 935-7448
Email sakiyama@wustl.edu
Other Appt. Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Surgery

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PhD, Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2000
MS, Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1998
BS, Chemical Engineering & Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996
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