Why did I chose to join the Biointerfaces Institute? Great people, great facility. Proximity to great engineers, clinicians, technology transfer office, and spin out companies.
–Shuichi Takayama, Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Biointerfaces Institute – Executive Committee
The Biointerfaces Institute is a paradigm-changing interdisciplinary research center where many of the best and brightest minds have come together from all over the University of Michigan campus to ask and answer some of the most challenging questions in biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and biomaterials.
–Steven Schwendeman, Ara G. Paul Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Biointerfaces Institute - Executive Committee
The Biointerfaces Institute offers an unique inter-disciplinary environment for the translation research I would love to do. The BI’s great shared resources, outstanding scientific minds along with open lab format foster and nurture a culture of cutting edge research to define new paradigms.
The Biointerfaces Institute's collaborative research environment and state-of-the-art facilities, coupled with research focused on innovative approaches to translational medicine, provide unique opportunities to advance science and biomedicine.
–James Moon, John Gideon Searle Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
I joined BI primarily because of the chance to collaborate more effectively with a range of outstanding faculty in research areas of interest to me. I have benefited by enhanced collaborations, and by getting space for my graduate students and postdocs to all be together rather than scattered in different buildings.
–Ron Larson, George Granger Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering; Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering
At the Biointerfaces Institute, scientists, engineers and clinicians of diverse backgrounds collaborate to enhance the process of discovery. This interdisciplinary approach to scientific problem solving is also translated to student learning. Students and postdoctoral scholars at BI train in an interdisciplinary environment that is difficult to replicate in a traditional university department and this naturally enhances their educational experiences.
–Paul Krebsbach, Roy Roberts Professor of Dentistry; Professor and Chair, Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, UM School of Dentistry
The Biointerfaces Institute enabled three new amazing projects in my lab.
–Nicholas Kotov, Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Engineering, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, and Biomedical Engineering.
BI provides frequent interactions with new colleagues and exposure to new research problems and ideas.
–Sharon Glotzer, John Werner Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering
Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering; Professor: Material Science & Engineering, Physics; Applied Physics; and Macromolecular Science and Engineering