Benjamin G. Keselowsky, Ph.D.

Benjamin Keselowsky
Benjamin G. Keselowsky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Primary Faculty
Topics: 
Biomaterials and controlled release systems for vaccines, immunotherapies and implants.
Address: 
1275 Center Drive, Biomedical Sciences Building J291, Gainesville, FL 32611
Office Phone: 
(352) 273-5878
Office Fax: 
(352) 273-9221
Education: 
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida, 1998
Ph.D., Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004

Research Summary:

The Biomaterial Immuno-Engineering Lab focuses on the engineering of biomaterial-cell interactions, and targeted controlled release of immune modulating factors in order to direct immune cell function.

Biomaterials undergo complex interactions with cells of the immune system upon implantation. These interactions are incompletely understood and poorly controlled, which complicates the ability to achieve favorable outcomes in clinical applications. Our efforts focus on both a basic understanding of interactions of immune cells with biomaterials as well as the engineering of biomaterials capable of directing immunological processes. This work has wide-ranging implications in diverse fields such as implanted devices, therapeutic vaccines, tissue engineering, and combination products. We are particularly interested in the phagocytic antigen present cell types of dendritic cells and macrophages.

Selected Publications:

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