Research Assistant Professor (Nov. 2017 – )
Post-Doctoral Fellow (Jun. 2013 – Oct. 2017)
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2013
B.S. Bioengineering, Southeast University, 2008
Research Interests: thermoresponsive polymers, stem cells, vascular tissue engineering
My research interest focuses on vascular repair and regeneration, specifically 1) biomaterials design for vascular graft and engineered tissue scaffolds; 2) stem cell engineering to generate patient-specific vascular cells for vascular tissue regeneration and disease modeling;and 3) non-invasive imaging for monitoring of biomaterials and living cells in vascular repair and regeneration. My career goal is to become an independent researcher and educator in biomedical engineering, to build an internationally recognized research program, and to translate my research from the laboratory into clinical use for the benefits of patients.
- Northwestern University Postdoctoral Professional Development Award, 2016
- Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) World Congress Travel Award, 2015
- Northwestern University Postdoctoral Professional Development Award, 2015
- American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014
- Chicago Biomedical Consortium Postdoctoral Award, 2014
- Sigma Xi Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship, 2013
- Guillermo Ameer, Jason Wertheim, Bin Jiang. THROMBORESISTANT-ANTICOAGULANT EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX. U.S. Patent Application. Status: Under Review.
- Guillermo Ameer, Jason Wertheim, Michele Jen, Bin Jiang. IPSC-EC PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT VIA SIRT1 OVEREXPRESSION. Status: Under Review.