Warren Grayson - Creating Bone Grafts from a Patient's Own Stem Cells
Dr. Warren L. Grayson is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research examines the underlying mechanisms that regulate tissue development and uses computational and experimental tools to help engineer complex functional tissue constructs for use in regenerative medicine.
The director of the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering, Dr. Grayson also serves on the faculty of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center and Institute for NanoBioTechnology, both at Johns Hopkins.
He earned his Ph.D. biomedical engineering from Florida State University and completed his postdoctoral training at Columbia University. He holds a B.Sc. in chemical and process engineering from The University of the West Indies. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2009.
His lab is currently looking at the spatial and temporal regulation of stem-cell differentiation in 3-D constructs with the goal of developing clinically useful engineered grafts.
Dr. Grayson’s research on bioreactor design and engineering anatomically shaped bone grafts has garnered widespread national and international attention, with articles appearing in publications including The New York Times and Science Translational Medicine and on The BBC.
Dr. Grayson has authored a number of original and review articles and book chapters and holds two patents for bioreactor designs.