Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
University of Florida
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University, Atlanta, GA
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Dr. Cherie Stabler is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering at the University of Florida. She also is an Affiliate Member of the Diabetes Institute at the School of Medicine at the University of Florida and an Adjunct Professor at the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University under the guidance of Dr. Athanassios Sambanis. She completed her postdoctoral research, supported by a JDRF postdoctoral fellowship, under the guidance of Dr. Elliot Chaikof.
Her research centers on the engineering of cell-based tissues for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes, specifically the development of novel biomaterials for: cellular encapsulation; three-dimensional scaffolds; and in situ oxygen and drug release. Through the fabrication of novel biomaterials capable of actively interfacing with the host, she seeks to modulate the graft environment to favor the survival and optimal function of the implanted cells. Her laboratory works across the spectrum of research, from polymer development, benchtop studies, and preclinical models, to clinical translation. She has published in a broad range of journals, from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, to Biomacromolecules, to Cell Transplantation. She is a recipient of the 2008 NIH NIDDK Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder DP2 Award.
Her research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Helmsley Trust, and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.