Affiliated Society: Canadian Biomaterials Society
Country of Residence: Canada
Current Position: Professor – University of Alberta
Dr. Hasan Uludag has been with the University of Alberta since 1997, currently based at the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering. He holds joint appoints at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Uludag is directing interdisciplinary research programs on experimental therapeutics, specifically focusing of designing functional biomaterials to realize the potential of new, unconventional therapeutic agents. His research activity is conducted in the context of bone regeneration and anti-cancer therapies. Dr. Uludag is actively involved in various biomaterials societies around the World and is an elected Fellow of the International Union of Society of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUS-BSE). Besides acting as the lead section editor for Frontiers in Biomaterials, he is serving on the editorial board of 6 international journals. Dr. Uludag published >160 peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Uludag obtained dual B.Sc. degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Biology from Brown University (Providence, RI) in 1989, specializing in biomedical engineering with a strong emphasis in biological sciences. He then completed his Ph.D. degree in 1993 at the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto, where he developed a strong expertise in polymeric biomaterials. He spent four years in an industrial setting (Genetics Institute Inc.; Boston, MA), where he contributed to development of a tissue engineered bone-inducing BMP device for clinical use.
Areas of research interest:
Polymeric biomaterials, Drug delivery systems, siRNA therapeutics Gene therapy Bone tissue engineering and regeneration Anti-cancer therapies