Jianjun Guan, professor of mechanical engineering & materials science, has been selected to serve as a member of the Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section of the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review for a four-year term beginning July 1.

Guan was nominated for the role because of his demonstrated competence and achievement in his scientific discipline as shown by the quality of his accomplishments in research, publications in scientific journals and other scientific activities.

In the role, Guan will review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on the applications and survey the status of research in his field.

Guan's research is in biomimetic biomaterials synthesis and scaffold fabrication; bioinspired modification of biomaterials; injectable and highly flexible hydrogels; bioimageable polymers for MRI and EPR imaging and oxygen sensing; mathematical modeling of scaffold structural and mechanical properties; stem cell differentiation; neural stem cell transplantation for brain tissue regeneration; bone tissue engineering and cardiovascular tissue engineering.

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