John P. Fisher
University of Maryland, USA

Dr. John P. Fisher is the Fischell Family Distinguished Professor and Department Chair in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Fisher is also the Director of the newly established NIBIB / NIH Center for Engineering Complex Tissue (CECT) that aims to create a broad community focusing on 3D printing and bioprinting for regenerative medicine applications. As the Director of the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory, Dr. Fisher’s group investigates biomaterials, stem cells, bioprinting, and bioreactors for the regeneration of lost tissues, particularly bone, cartilage, and cardiovascular tissues. Dr. Fisher’s laboratory has published over 165 articles, book chapters, and proceedings (8000+ citations / 50 h-index) as well as delivered over 340 invited and contributed presentations, while utilizing over $15M in financial support from NIH, NSF, FDA, NIST, DoD, and other institutions. Dr. Fisher has been elected Fellow of both the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2012) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (2016). In 2017 Dr. Fisher received the Senior Scientist Award from the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society – Americas Chapter (TERMIS-AM), and in 2020 Dr. Fisher received the Clemson Award for Contributions to Literature from the Society For Biomaterials. In 2014, Dr. Fisher was the Chair of the TERMIS-AM Chapter Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. In 2014 Dr. Fisher was elected Chair of TERMIS-AM, and in 2018 started his term as Chair of the society after serving three years as Chair-Elect. In 2018, Dr. Fisher was the Co-Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of BMES. Dr. Fisher is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Tissue Engineering.