Johnna S. Temenoff, Ph.D.
Johnna Temenoff completed her Ph.D. in 2003 from Rice University, after graduating from Case Western Reserve University in 1998 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.A. in French. Her thesis work, completed under the guidance of Dr. A. G. Mikos, centered on development of a novel injectable poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogel material for bone and cartilage tissue engineering. Johnna chose to remain at Rice 2003-2005 to co-author an undergraduate biomaterials textbook with Dr. Mikos. The result, Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science, published in 2008 by Pearson-Prentice Hall, has been adopted by over 40 universities in the U.S. and has been published in two international editions. The book was awarded the Meriam- Wiley Award for Best New Engineering Textbook by the American Society for Engineering Education in 2010. In 2005, Johnna joined the faculty of the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech/Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where she currently holds the position of Associate Professor. In 2014, she was named Co-Director of the statewide Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center (REM), which is a joint partnership between investigators at Georgia Tech, Emory University, and University of Georgia.
The goal of our laboratory is to design polymeric biomaterials for specific orthopaedic applications, including regeneration of tendon/ligament, cartilage and bone.
- Ph.D. Bioengineering – Rice University
- B.S. Biomedical Engineering – Case Western Reserve University