Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Wolchok, who was recently promoted to Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Wolchok has been with the Biomedical Engineering Department since its inception, and was recently awarded the 2017 Departmental award for Outstanding Achievement in Service.
Dr. Wolchok’s research interests include biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, bioreactors and the influence of mechanical force on cell behavior, as well as the design of medical devices. His research and educational programs are currently funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation. In an article in the Arkansas Engineer, he explained that he makes “‘widgets and devices that allow us to understand the behavior of cells.'” Article writer Camilla Shumaker added that, “Wolchok looks at what happens when tissues in our bodies are damaged, and he investigates ways to prevent or repair that damage.”