Dr. Gomillion will share her experience as a minority and female faculty in engineering. She will also discuss her recent work on multi-functional biomaterials.
Dr. Cheryl T. Gomillion is Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. She received her B.S. in Biosystems Engineering with an emphasis in Applied Biotechnology from Clemson University (2003), and she completed both her Master’s (2005) and Ph.D. (2010) in Bioengineering at Clemson University. In 2011, she moved to the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Reconstructive Sciences, awarded as part of the UCHC School of Dental Medicine NIH Institutional Training Grant for Skeletal, Craniofacial, and Oral Biology. Following the completion of her fellowship at UCHC, Cheryl transitioned to a Postdoctoral Associate position at Yale University School of Medicine in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2014.
Dr. Gomillion joined the faculty at UGA in 2015. Her research interests are in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, specifically studying cell-biomaterial interactions, identifying factors or molecules that influence cellular behavior, developing engineered replacements for composite tissue systems and complex injuries, and investigating multi-functional biomaterials that could be used as a basis for pre-clinical tissue modeling systems or delivery vehicles for cellular-based therapeutics.