Adam W. Feinberg, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2021
For outstanding contributions to tissure engineering and 3D bioprinting.

Investigators unlocking mysteries of cell-based therapies

Via Ophthalmology Times | June 8, 2022

For some time, cell-based therapies have been viewed as an alternative treatment option for patients with a range of diseases caused by tissue failure, including corneal blindness.

These therapies have shown great promise in theory, but when put into practice have offered limited clinical success in many applications due to low cell viability after injection, as well as poor retention at the injection site and engraftment into damaged tissue… Continue reading.


Dynamic heart model mimics hemodynamic loads, advances engineered heart tissue technology

Via Carnegie Mellon University | July 16, 2021

Efforts to understand cardiac disease progression and develop therapeutic tissues that can repair the human heart are just a few areas of focus for the Feinberg research groupOpens in new window at Carnegie Mellon University. The group’s latest dynamic model, created in partnership with collaborators in the Netherlands, mimics physiologic loads on engineering heart muscle tissues, yielding an unprecedented view of how genetics and mechanical forces contribute to heart muscle function.

“Our lab has been working for a long time on engineering and building human heart muscle tissue, so we can better track how disease manifests and also, create therapeutic tissues to one day repair and replace heart damage,” explains Adam Feinberg, a professor of biomedical engineeringOpens in new window and materials science and engineeringOpens in new window. “One of the challenges is that we have to build these small pieces of heart muscle in a petri dish, and we’ve been doing that for many years. What we’ve realized is that these in-vitro systems do not accurately recreate the mechanical loading we see in the real heart due to blood pressure… Continue reading.


Dr. Adam Feinberg to be inducted into medical and biological engineering elite

Via AIMBE | February 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Adam W. Feinberg, Ph.D., to its College of Fellows. Dr. Feinberg was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to tissure engineering and 3D bioprinting.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading.