Jules Stein Professor of Ophthalmology
The Wilmer Eye Institute
Jennifer Elisseeff is the Jules Stein Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and is also a professor of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Her interdisciplinary laboratory comprises surgical fellows, biologists, chemists and engineers who work together to develop new biomaterials, study stem cells and design new technologies for regenerative medicine. Clinical collaborations at Johns Hopkins extend to plastic surgery, otolaryngology, orthopedics and ophthalmology.
Dr. Elisseeff received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. After doctoral studies, Dr. Elisseeff was a fellow at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Pharmacology Research Associate Program. She joined the Hopkins faculty in 2001.
Dr. Elisseeff has received numerous awards, including the Carnegie Mellon Young Alumni Award, Arthritis Investigator Award from the Arthritis Foundation, Yasuda Award from the Society of Physical Regulation in Medicine and Biology, and was named by Technology Review magazine as a top innovator under 35 in 2002. In 2008, Dr. Elisseeff was elected a fellow in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum. She has published over 110 articles, book chapters and patent applications and given over 130 national and international invited lectures. Along with fellow Wilmer professor Oliver Schein, Dr. Elisseeff was recently awarded a grant from the military to develop technologies for ocular battlefield wounds.