Prof. Esmaiel Jabbari is a Professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering and Director of Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery at the University of South Carolina. He worked as Visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center at Brigham Women's Hospital. Prof. Jabbari received his PhD from Purdue University in Chemical Engineering. He began his career as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Research at Mayo Clinic, upon completion of his post-doctoral training at Monsanto and Rice University. Prof. Jabbari received the Berton Rahn Award from the AO Foundation in 2012 and the Stephen Milam Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation in 2008. His research is focused on engineering 3D multi-cellular co-culture systems and the effect of spatiotemporal delivery of growth factors and physico-mechanical factors in the microenvironment on function and fate of stem cells in 3D co-culture systems for applications in skeletal tissue regeneration and cancer stem cell therapy. Prof. Jabbari’s research is supported by NIH, NSF, AO Orthopedic Foundation, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation.