Tissue Engineering Solutions for Cardiovascular Tissue Pathologies
James Yoo, Professor, Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Yoo is a surgeon and researcher. He is currently a Professor, Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Yoo’s research efforts have been directed toward the clinical translation of tissue engineering technologies and cell-based therapies. Dr. Yoo’s background in cell biology and medicine has facilitated the transfer of several cell-based technologies from the bench-top to the bedside.
A few notable examples of successful clinical translation include the bladder, urethra, vagina and muscle cell therapy for incontinence. Other technologies that are being developed for translation include therapies for renal, liver and cardiovascular pathologies, skin bioprinting and skin expander for the treatment of burn patients.
Dr. Yoo has served in many institutional, national and international committees and advisory boards. He has successfully organized and directed many scientific meetings and symposia, and managed numerous multi-institutional and international collaborative research projects and programs. He has actively contributed to the scientific community through publication, meeting presentations and lectures internationally.