Professor; Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Edward Botchwey received a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1993 and both M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science Engineering and Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and 2002 respectively. He was recruited to the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2012 from his previous position at the University of Virginia. His current position is Associate Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. Dr. Botchwey is former Ph.D. fellow of the National GEM Consortium, a former postdoctoral fellow of the UNCF-Merk Science Initiative, and a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers from the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Botchwey’s research focuses on the delivery of naturally occurring small molecules and synthetic derivatives for applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He is particularly interested in how transient control of immune response using bioactive lipids can be exploited to control trafficking of stem cells, enhance tissue vascularization, and resolve inflammation. Dr. Botchwey serves on the Board of Directors of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and serves as the secretary to the Biomedical Engineering Decade committee.
Dr. Botchwey, his wife Dr. Nisha Botchwey (also a GT faculty member) and three children reside in east Atlanta in the Lake Claire neighborhood. Dr. Botchwey is also an avid cyclist and enjoys reading YA fantasy, behavioral neuroscience and Christian theology books in his personal time.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Biomaterials; Cellular Materials; in situ characterization; Tissue Engineering. Tissue engineering and biomaterials, microvascular growth and remodeling, stem cell engineering The Botchwey Laboratory takes a multidisciplinary approach for improvement oftissue engineeringtherapies through study ofmicrovascular remodeling,inflammation resolutionand hoststem cells. Our goal is development of effective new strategies to repair, replace, preserve or enhance tissue or organ function.
Research Affiliations: Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing (MC3M), Immunoengineering, Center for ImmunoEngineering