BY SHAWN HUTCHINS
Bioengineering’s Antonios Mikos has been elected a founding fellow of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS).
The honor credits Mikos’ decades of research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, service to education within the field and contributions to TERMIS and the journal Tissue Engineering. He will be presented with the award during an evening gala at the third TERMIS World Congress in Vienna Sept. 5-8.
Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering, is a pioneer in the synthesis, processing and evaluation of new biomaterials for use as scaffolds for tissue engineering, as carriers for controlled drug delivery and as nonviral vectors for gene therapy. The work has resulted in the development of novel orthopedic, dental, cardiovascular, neurologic and ophthalmologic biomaterials that promote tissue formation and regeneration. He is also known worldwide as founder of the continued education course Advances in Tissue Engineering, which is offered annually at Rice through the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering.
TERMIS is an international society dedicated to the dissemination of advances in basic and translational research and education within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through scientific meetings, publications and other forms of communication.