Dr. Guillermo A. Ameer, a native of Panama City, Panama, received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Doctor of Science degree in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2001, he joined the faculty at Northwestern University, where he is currently Daniel Hale Williams Professor of Biomedical Engineering with the McCormick School of Engineering and Professor of Surgery with the Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Director of the Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering.
Dr. Ameer’s research interests include biomaterials, vascular and orthopaedic tissue engineering, controlled drug delivery, and bio/nanotechnology for improved therapeutics and diagnostics. He has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal publications and conference abstracts, several book chapters, and holds 35 patents issued and pending. He has served on several scientific review committees for funding research at the state and federal levels, and was one of 100 invitees by the National Academy of Engineering to attend the 10th annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (2004). Dr. Ameer is currently a permanent member of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering study section of the National Institutes of Health.
To accomplish his research goals, Dr. Ameer has assembled a team of collaborators, which include: Dr. William Pearce, professor and chief of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Dr. Melina Kibbe, assistant professor and vascular surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Dr. Jason Koh, adjunct professor and orthopaedic surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Dr. Stuart Sprague, chief of the Division of Nephrology, Evanston Hospital; Prof. Vadim Backman, professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern University; and Prof. Timothy Carroll, professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Chicago.