Principal Investigator


Jorge Almodovar

Jorge Almodóvar earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University in 2007. He then enrolled in Colorado State University where he earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2011. At CSU he investigated the delivery and stability of growth factors using polysaccharide-based biomaterials. After CSU, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Grenoble Institute of Technology in Grenoble, France investigating the formation of gradients on polyelectrolyte multilayer films, funded by the Whitaker International Program. Currently he is an assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. His research interests include extracellular matrix mimetic biomaterials, cell-material interactions, and growth factor delivery. His research focus is on the engineering of biomimetic materials—inspired by the native cell environment—for fundamental studies, therapeutics, and regenerative medicine.

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