Peter Lelkes, PhD

Laura H. Carnell Professor
Department Chair
Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME)
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Peter I. Lelkes, PhD, is the Laura H. Carnell Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at Temple University. Dr. Lelkes is also the Inaugural Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME) at Temple University’s School of Medicine. Prior to that he was from 2000-2011 the Calhoun Chair Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Research Interests

  • Regenerative Tissue Engineering
  • Nanotechnology-Based Biomaterials
  • Soft Tissue Engineering
  • Tissue-Specific Differentiation of Embryonic & Adult Stem Cells Towards Pulmonary, Cardiac & Neuronal Lineages
  • Absorbable Bone Fixation and Regenerative Repair Technologies

Published Work

Selected Publications

Zhang, Q., Mochalin, V.N., Neitzel, I., Knoke, I.Y., Han, J., Klug, C.A., Zhou, J.G., Lelkes, P.I., & Gogotsi, Y. (2011). Fluorescent PLLA-nanodiamond composites for bone tissue engineering. Biomaterials, 32(1), pp. 87-94. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.08.090

Li, M., Mondrinos, M.J., Chen, X., Gandhi, M.R., Ko, F.K., & Lelkes, P.I. (2006). Co-electrospun poly(lactide-co-glycolide), gelatin, and elastin blends for tissue engineering scaffolds. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research – Part A, 79(4), pp. 963-973. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.30833

Li, M., Guo, Y., Wei, Y., MacDiarmid, A.G., & Lelkes, P.I. (2006). Electrospinning polyaniline-contained gelatin nanofibers for tissue engineering applications. Biomaterials, 27(13), pp. 2705-2715. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2005.11.037

Bidez, P.R., Li, S., Macdiarmid, A.G., Venancio, E.C., Wei, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2006). Polyaniline, an electroactive polymer, supports adhesion and proliferation of cardiac myoblasts. Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition, 17(1), pp. 199-212. doi: 10.1163/156856206774879180

Li, M., Mondrinos, M.J., Gandhi, M.R., Ko, F.K., Weiss, A.S., & Lelkes, P.I. (2005). Electrospun protein fibers as matrices for tissue engineering. Biomaterials, 26(30), pp. 5999-6008. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2005.03.030

Brooks, A.R., Lelkes, P.I., & Rubanyi, G.M. (2002). Gene expression profiling of human aortic endothelial cells exposed to disturbed flow and steady laminar flow. Physiological Genomics, 2002(9), pp. 27-41.

Unsworth, B.R. & Lelkes, P.I. (1998). Growing tissues in microgravity. Nature Medicine, 4(8), pp. 901-907. doi: 10.1038/nm0898-901

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