UF BME is pleased to announce that Dr. Cherie Stabler of the University of Miami will join our faculty in Spring 2015!
Dr. Stabler’s 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. She has published her work in a broad range of journals, with recent publications in Advanced Healthcare Materials and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Prior to joining UF, she was an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami. She also served as the Director of the Tissue Engineering Program at the Diabetes Research Institute at the UM College of Medicine. Dr. Stabler received her Ph.D. from the joint Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University Biomedical Engineering Program, where she explored the use of NMR to monitoring cellular implants. She receives funding support from a variety of sources, including the National Institutes of Health and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She was also awarded the 2008 NIH NIDDK Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder DP2 Award.
Welcome, Dr. Stabler and her family!