Location: 4208B EB III
Loboa's interests include Regenerative Medicine, Functional Tissue Engineering, Wound Healing, and Mechanobiology of Human Stem Cells
Dr. Loboa is the Associate Chair and an Associate Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and NCSU, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at NCSU. She is also the Director of the Cell Mechanics Laboratory (http://www.bme.ncsu.edu/labs/cml) and holds adjunct faculty positions in the Departments of Fiber and Polymer Science (NCSU), Physiology (NCSU), Biotechnology (NCSU), and Orthopaedics (UNC-CH). Research in her laboratory focuses on two areas: 1) empirical and computational approaches to quantitatively determine and deliver biomimetic mechanical, electrical, and material stimuli to human stem cells for functional tissue engineering of musculoskeletal tissues; and, 2) nanofibrous “smart bandages” as controlled release systems for wound healing applications requiring antimicrobial, antibacterial, and/or anti-inflammatory treatment. Her research has been funded by the Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center (NC based industry consortium), North Carolina Biotechnology Center, National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She is a recipient of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award (2005), Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award (2009), UK-US Stem Cell Collaboration Development Award (2009), Stanford University Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award (2010), the NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Award (2011), and the NCSU Faculty Scholar Award (2012).
- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering Stanford University, 2002
- M.S.E. Biomechanical Engineering Stanford University, 1997
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of California, Davis, 1995