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Fisher, John

Fisher, John

Fischell Family Distinguished Professor & Department Chair
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
4102A A. James Clark Hall


Ph.D., Rice University, 2003

Biomedical engineering; synthesis of novel hydrolytically degradable; implantable polymers; study and use of biomaterials for the delivery of therapeutics; scaffolds for orthopaedic tissue engineering applications; interaction of biomaterials and tissues

For a full list of publications, please visit Professor Fisher's web site »

  • AB Yeatts, DT Choquette, and JP Fisher. Bioreactors to Influence Stem Cell Fate: Augmentation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Signaling Pathways via Dynamic Culture Systems. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: General Subjects. In Press. (PubMed)
  • EE Coates, CN Riggin, and JP Fisher. Matrix Molecule Influence on Chondrocyte Phenotype and Proteoglycan 4 Expression by Alginate-Embedded Zonal Chondrocytes and Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. In Press. (PubMed)
  • P Pisanti, AB Yeatts, S Cardea, JP Fisher, and E Reverchon. Tubular Perfusion System Culture of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells on PLLA Scaffolds Produced Using a Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Assisted Process. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A. In Press. (PubMed)
  • S Janardhanan, MO Wang, and JP Fisher. Co-culture Strategies in Bone Tissue Engineering: The Impact of Culture Conditions on Pluripotent Stem Cell Populations. Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews. 18: 312-321 (2012). (PubMed)
  • D Dean, J Wallace, A Siblani, MO Wang, K Kim, AG Mikos, and JP Fisher. Continuous Digital Light Processing (cDLP): Highly Accurate Additive Manufacturing of Tissue Engineered Bone Scaffolds. Virtual and Physical Prototyping. 7: 13-24 (2012).
  • AB Yeatts, EM Geibel, FF Fears, and JP Fisher. Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Position within Scaffolds Influences Cell Fate During Dynamic Culture. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 109:2381-2391 (2012). (PubMed)
  • DS Kaplan, VM Hitchins, TJ Vegella, RA Malinauskas, KM Ferlin, JP Fisher, and CG Frondoza. Centrifugation Assay for Measuring Adhesion of Serially-Passaged Bovine Chondrocytes to Polystyrene Surfaces. Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods. 18: 537-544 (2012). (PubMed)
  • EE Coates and JP Fisher. Gene Expression of Alginate Embedded Chondrocyte Subpopulations and Their Response to Exogenous IGF-1 Delivery. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. 6: 179-192 (2012). (PubMed)
  • AB Yeatts, CN Gordon, and JP Fisher. Formation of an Aggregated Alginate Construct in a Tubular Perfusion System. Tissue Engineering Part C, Methods. 17: 1171-1178 (2011). (PubMed)
  • J Choi, K Kim, T Kim, G Liu, T Hyeon, MT McMahon, JW Bulte, JP Fisher, AA Gilad. Multimodal Imaging of Sustained Drug Release from 3-D Poly(Propylene Fumarate) Scaffolds. Journal of Controlled Release. 156: 239-245 (2011)
  • K Kim, D Dean, J Wallace, R Breithaupt, AG Mikos, and JP Fisher. The Influence of Stereolithographic Scaffold Architecture and Composition on Osteogenic Signal Expression with Rat Bone Marrow Stromal Cells. Biomaterials. 32: 3750-3763 (2011). (PubMed)
  • EE Falco, EE Coates, E Li, JS Roth, and JP Fisher. Fabrication and Characterization of Porous EH Scaffolds and EH-PEG Bilayers. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A. 97: 264-271 (2011). (PubMed)
  • EE Falco, MO Wang, JA Thompson, JM Chetta, DM Yoon, EZ Li, MM Kulkami, S Shah, A Pandit, JS Roth, and JP Fisher. Porous EH and EH-PEG Scaffolds as Gene Delivery Vehicles to Skeletal Muscle. Pharmaceutical Research. 28: 1306-1316 (2011). (PubMed)
  • K Kim, D Dean, A Lu, AG Mikos, and JP Fisher. Early Osteogenic Signal Expression of Rat Bone Marrow Stromal Cells is Influenced by Both Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticle Content and Initial Cell Seeding Density in Biodegradable Nanocomposite Scaffolds. Acta Biomaterialia. 7: 1249-1264 (2011). (PubMed)
  • AB Yeatts and JP Fisher. Tubular Perfusion System for the Long Term Dynamic Culture of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Tissue Engineering Part C, Methods. 17: 337-348 (2011). (PubMed)
  • AB Yeatts and JP Fisher. Bone Tissue Engineering Bioreactors: Dynamic Culture and the Influence of Shear Stress. Bone. 48: 171–181 (2011). (PubMed)
  • CW Chen, MW Betz, JP Fisher, A Paek, and Y Chen. Macroporous Hydrogel Scaffolds and Their Characterization By Optical Coherence Tomography. Tissue Engineering Part C, Methods. 17:101-112 (2011). (PubMed)
  • MW Betz, JF Caccamese, DP Coletti, JJ Sauk, and JP Fisher. Challenges Associated with Orbital Floor Bone Regeneration. Tissue Engineering Part B, Reviews. 16: 541-550 (2010). (PubMed)
  • EE Coates and JP Fisher. Phenotypic Variations in Chondrocyte Subpopulations and Their Response to In Vitro Culture and External Stimuli. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 38: 3371-3380 (2010). (PubMed)
  • K Kim, A Yeatts, D Dean, and JP Fisher. Stereolithographic Bone Scaffold Design Parameters: Osteogenic Differentiation and Signal Expression. Tissue Engineering Part B, Reviews. 16: 523-539 (2010). (PubMed)
  • MW Betz, AB Yeatts, WJ Richbourg, JF Caccamese, DP Coletti, EE Falco, and JP Fisher. Macroporous Hydrogels Upregulate Osteogenic Signal Expression and Promote Bone Regeneration. Biomacromolecules. 11: 1160-1168 (2010). (PubMed)

Maryland Engineers Recognized with UMD Faculty Honors

Six Clark School faculty members are among the university's 2024 convocation honorees.

Goldberg Receives Provost’s Professional Track Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching

Goldberg is recognized for her student-centric teaching practices and real-world connections to coursework.

A Ventilation Coach for Opioid Overdose Bystanders Takes Top Prize at Inaugural Capstone Design Expo

More than 500 Clark School Seniors Showcase Engineering Solutions to Real-World Problems

Four BIOE Terps Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Two seniors and two alumni were selected for this prestigious fellowship.

Bill Bentley Awarded AIMBE's Professional Impact Award in Mentoring

Bentley was nominated for this award by AIMBE Fellow and Fischell Department of Bioengineering Chair (BIOE) John Fisher

Catherine K. Kuo Named President-Elect of TERMIS Americas Chapter

Kuo is a long-time member of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society.

Fisher Honored as Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering

BIOE Chair John Fisher was honored with the designation of Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering.

John P. Fisher Elected Chair of the Council of Chairs

Fisher has been elected Chair of the Council of Chairs, a council of 158 biomedical engineering and bioengineering department chairs across the country.

John P. Fisher Elected to BMES Board of Directors

BIOE Department Chair John P. Fisher is elected to the BMES Board of Directors beginning this fall.

Erika Moore Receives NSF CAREER Award

Incoming BIOE faculty member Erika Moore receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award for immune system research.

24 Teams Present at BIOE Capstone Competition Including First BCE Students

On May 8, 2023, 24 teams presented novel designs at the BIOE Capstone Design Competition.

Five BIOE Students & Alumni Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) was established to ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States.

Recent Bioengineering Graduate Awarded National Mitchell Scholarship

Neelesh Mupparapu (B.S. bioengineering '22) named one of 12 winners to pursue graduate study in Ireland

Maryland Engineering’s John Fisher Appointed MPower Professor

BIOE chair one of six UMCP/UMB professors to receive University of Maryland Strategic Partnership appointment.

The Modern Battle for Maryland’s Oysters

UMD researchers use AI and robotics to help revive a struggling industry.

Olympus Discovery Center Inaugurated at UMD

New advanced microscopy facility fosters bioscience discovery.

Inaugural UMD Neuro-Link Grant Supports Glioblastoma Research

Funding pathway promotes high-impact collaborations between UMB's neurosurgery and UMCP's bioengineering.

UMD Bioengineers Take New Approach to Engineering Heart Tissue

Professor Shawn He and a team of researchers aim to improve how cardiac muscle tissue is engineered.

Maryland Engineering's Chris Jewell Appointed MPower Professor

Bioengineering professor one of eight UMD/UMB professors to receive UMD Strategic Partnership appointment.

Three Engineers Among 2021-2022 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

Abshire, Fisher and Hu honored for outstanding success in scholarly accomplishment and excellence in teaching.

Convocation to Shine Spotlight on Faculty, Staff Accomplishments

Six Clark School faculty and staff will be honored at UMD's 38th annual Convocation on Sept. 15, 2021.

Celebrating 14 Participants of 2021 BIOE REU Program

The BIOE REU program promotes collaboration between UMD and the FDA, making it unlike any other in the country

Seven Students Win 2021 Dean's Research Awards

From fabricated human tissue to Wifi beamed from space, awards recognize cutting-edge research

Patsy Granted NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Marisa Patsy is a BIOE senior, and is headed to Duke University for her Ph.D. this fall. 

Standing with our Asian-American Community

The Clark School community stands united with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders colleagues.

Waging War on Metastatic Cancer

BIOE Professor Xiaoming He and his research team take a new approach to understand why cancers spread.

UMD Awarded $4.6 Million Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, the new center aims to improve rehabilitation options for patients with neurological disorders.

UMD Launches Biocomputational Engineering Degree Program

New undergraduate degree merges biology, data science, and computer programming

Clyne Named BIOE Associate Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Role will support efforts to enhance diversity within the department and in the STEM fields at large.

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

Improve the Outcome: Vascular Liver Tissue

Creating vascular organ tissue in a lab could open new doors to drug testing, disease modelling, and organ transplants.

Fisher to Receive 2020 Society for Biomaterials Award

BIOE Chair recognized for contributions to biomaterials literature.

4D Bioprinting Smart Constructs for the Heart

Researchers investigate new 4D printing techniques to control stem cell cardiomyogenesis.

BIOE, UMB to Host October Symposium

A. James Clark School of Engineering researchers are invited to submit abstracts by Sept. 10th.

3D-printed Tissues May Keep Athletes in Action

CECT bioengineers lead effort to print scaffolds to heal bone and cartilage.

Clyne, Jewell Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

BIOE faculty awarded one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical/biological engineer.

Engineering Solutions for Burn Wounds

Fischell Fellow Javier Navarro-Rueda recognized for tissue engineering research.

UMD Bioengineering Student Named Churchill Scholar

Eric Wang receives prestigious scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge.

Fischell Department of Bioengineering Launches REU Program

NSF-funded summer program invites undergrads to explore new approaches to engineering cells, tissues, organs.

Fisher Named Tissue Engineering Co-Editor-in-Chief

BIOE chair to serve as co-EIC of preeminent biomedical journal advancing the field of tissue engineering.

Fisher Receives TERMIS-AM Senior Scientist Award

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Americas honors BIOE chair.

Jewell Promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Christopher Jewell named associate professor with tenure, effective July 1.

Fisher, Bracaglia Weigh in on the Future of Regenerative Medicine

BIOE chair and postdoc featured in June 20th edition of On the Record.

University of Maryland to Lead NIH-Funded Center for Engineering Complex Tissues

UMD to Collaborate with Rice University, Wake Forest to Advance 3-D Printing Applications for Regenerative Medicine

Bentley Named Distinguished University Professor

Fischell Dept. of Bioengineering founding chair recognized with university's highest academic honor conferred upon faculty.

Fisher Named Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow

Election to 2016 BMES Class of Fellows marks milestone for Fischell Department of Bioengineering.

White Named University of Maryland 2016 Faculty Advisor of the Year

BIOE associate chair and director of undergraduate studies honored during 21st Annual Undergraduate Studies Advising Conference.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

First 3D Bioprinted Placenta Model for Study of Preeclampsia Created

Scientists are the first to create a 3D bioprinted placenta model and use it to study preeclampsia, a life-threatening pregnancy complication.

Alumnus Radha Poovendran is PI for cybersecurity MURI grant

The research will aim to protect against a new type of continuous computer hacking attack, known as advanced persistent threats.

Fisher Named Chair of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering

Dr. John P. Fisher to succeed Dr. William E. Bentley as department chair, effective Jan. 4, 2016.

Fisher Leads Overseas Project to Develop New Class of Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Fischell Family Distinguished Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

Novel Imaging Technique Paves Way for Advancements in Bone Tissue Engineering

BioE Associate Professor Yu Chen receives $1.29M NIH R01 grant to develop system to quantitatively image 3D cell behavior.

Chip Used to Separate Bacteria from Food Samples Wins Professor Venture Fair

BioE Assistant Professor Javier Atencia Named Professor Venture Fair Winner

BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and More

Students' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.

Clark School Faculty Recognized at Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships

Clark School researchers sweep three categories for 2013 Invention of the Year

Innovative material leads to better 3D-printed artificial blood vessels

One of Ten UMD Invention of the Year Finalists

Six graduate students participating in UMD-Trento research exchange

The program is part of a broad partnership between Maryland and Trento, Italy.

3D-Printed Heart Implant Wins Professor Venture Fair

Polymer grafts can be custom-fitted, promote tissue growth.

Thompson Named 1 of 6 UMD Undergraduate Researchers of the Year

BioE senior recognized for work in tissue engineering.

ChBE Undergrads Win Prestigious Industrial Internships from SCI Program

"Exceptional sophomores and juniors" chosen from nationwide field of applicants for $6K-$10K internships.

Drug Delivery System Wins Professor Venture Fair

Muro, Ghaffarian honored at UMD Bioscience Research Day.

Merrill Presidential Scholars Honored

Three Clark School students and their college and high school mentors recognized.

Dean's Doctoral Student Research Awards Announced

Research on digital multimedia forensics, tissue engineering, rotorcraft brownout recognized.

Award Supports Development of Safer Batteries for Biomedical Devices

Sophomore Mian Khalid wins prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship for work with Kofinas Group.

Fisher Elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Professor recognized for contributions to field of tissue engineering.

$1.35M for Development of Bone Regeneration Technology

NIH funds John Fisher's research to help patients with serious injuries.

BioE, FDA Offer Summer Research Experiences for Undergrads

New partnership expands program, places students in federal labs.

Fisher Bioreactor Wins Professor Venture Fair

Bone tissue engineering technology takes top prize.

Shirmohammadi Named Associate Dean of Ag School

John Fisher becomes director of the Undergraduate Program in Bioengineering.

Clark School Meets Hollywood

Faculty, students appear on Science Channel, ABC, Discovery.com.

Fischell Festival Video Now Online

See seminars, lectures, surgery, design projects, and more!

Fisher Speaks at Maryland Stem Cell Symposium

Presents work on treatment of traumatic facial injuries.

Hendricks Energy Research Fellows Named

Aaron Fisher (ChBE), Parag Banerjee (MSE) receive first fellowship awards.

Fisher Receives Stem Cell Funds

Research on regenerating human facial bones garners only College Park award.

Fisher Named Outstanding Graduate Alumnus

Alma mater Rice University recognizes achievements.

Clark School Researchers Are Top Inventors

Engineers were on every winning invention team at UM awards.

Clark School Accomplishments in Fall 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Fall 2002, with an introduction by Dean Nariman Farvardin.

Clark School Accomplishments Spring 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Spring 2002