Professor & Department Chair, J. Crayton Pruitt Family & UF Foundation Preeminence 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 Professor & Department Chair, J. Crayton Pruitt Family & UF Foundation Preeminence Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering at the University of Florida. She is also 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 and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami. She is an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow, a Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Fellow, and the recipient of the 2008 NIH NIDDK Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder New Innovator (DP2) Award. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University under the guidance of Drs Athanassios Sambanis and Ioannis Constantinidis. 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 Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Science Advances, and the American Journal of Transplantation to Biomaterials, Nature Reviews Materials, and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.