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Multidisciplinary Biomedical Researcher, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Regenerative Medicine
Prof. Dr. Jorge Alfredo Uquillas is the head of the Bioengineering-Biofabrication-Regenerative Laboratory at Axxis Hospital in Quito, Ecuador. He is also professor at the Universidad Internacional del Ecuador School of Medicine in Cellular Biology and Biochemistry. He was Full Professor in the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Sciences at USFQ, Ecuador. He has a PhD degree in Orthopaedics Bioengineering from Purdue University. Dr. Uquillas trained as postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Koch Institute at MIT. During his postdoctoral training he focused on vascularization strategies in tissue-engineered bone. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the fields of Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cell Regeneration, and smart Drug Development. Dr. Uquillas is an adhoc reviewer for the Journal of Materials Chemistry B, RSC Advances, Advanced Materials, eCells&Materials, Scientific Reports among others. Dr. Uquillas is Past President of IEEE-EMBS Ecuador Chapter, and is the faculty advisor of EMBS-USFQ Student chapter. He is part of the MIT Hacking Medicine team in Ecuador, a program that organize yearly MED Hackatons with medical personnel, engineers, and software developers. He has been recipient of doctoral scholarships awards from National Institute of Health (USA), National Science Foundation (USA), and the Excellence Scholarship from Senescyt. Dr. Uquillas received his Chemical Engineering degree from USFQ (summa cum laude). He has studies in Computational and Inorganic Chemistry from UNC Wilmington, and an MSc degree in Bioengineering from Florida Institute of Technology, obtaining the magna cum laude distinction. Learn more about my work by checking out my current projects and past publications.
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