Sander Named "Rising Star" at National BMES Conference

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ed Sander, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a "rising star" by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Conference.  He will recieve travel support and has been invited to make a podium presentation on his research at the conference, currently being held in San Diego, CA.  The presentation is titled "Multiscale Mechanical Interactions Guide Fibroblast-Mediated Remodeling in Fibrin Gels."

Sander is one of eight "rising stars" selected from a large group of junior faculty from around the world who are attending the conference. The BMES-CMBE conference ( is the main cellular and molecular bioengineering conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society.  BMES is the professional organization for biomedical engineering (

Sander, who joined the College of Engineering in 2011, has current research interests in wound healing, skin tissue engineering, microvessel formation in engineered skin; multiscale biomechanics of native and engineered connective, vascular, and ocular tissue; image-based multiscale modeling of mechanics and damage in ligaments and tissue analogs; mechanobiology of growth and remodeling processes in engineered tissues; and microscopy and image.