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Karen J. L. Burg, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2006
For outstanding contributions in biomaterials for tissue engineering.

Clemson University’s Karen Burg Elected President of Scientific Society

Via Clemson University | May 9, 2011

Clemson University bioengineering professor Karen Burg has been elected president of the Society For Biomaterials, a professional society for scientists and engineers who study cells, tissues and organs and their interactions with natural and synthetic materials, including implanted prosthetic devices.

Burg, who holds the Hunter Endowed Chair in Bioengineering, is director of the Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering and interim vice provost for research and innovation at Clemson.

With a focus on reconstruction of breast tissue following cancer surgery, Burg’s research into tissue engineering, biofabrication and absorbable polymers has led to 11 issued or pending U.S. patents.

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