Anne George

Anne George received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from Madras University, India in 1983. She then did her Postdoctoral work with Dr. Arthur Veis at Northwestern University on determining the structure of type I collagen in solution using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. She joined as an Assistant Professor in 1993 at Northwestern University where she started work on the cloning of the dentin matrix proteins. She was instrumental in identifying the family of dentin matrix proteins from the rat odontoblasts. She was awarded a “Teaching Excellence Award” from Northwestern University. She then moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998 as an Associate Professor, became a Full Professor in 2003 , and continued her work on noncollagenous proteins and their role in biomineralization. She is now an Allan G. Brodie Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work was reported in Chicago Tribune “Calcium Link-Genes may solve mystery of how teeth harden” in 1994 and Scientific Year Book of Encyclopedia Britannica “Tooth Gene Studied” in 1998. A documentary on her work was produced by Dallas TV. She is the recipient of the IADR Basic Research Award in “Pulp Biology and Regeneration” in 2008.In 2011 she was conferred with the honor of doctor honoris causa from the University Paris Descartes. Dr. George is the author of over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her research focuses on biomineralization related proteins and their application as templates in biomimetic mineralization studies and as protein-based templates for bone and dentin regeneration.

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The interaction between cells, tissues and biomaterial surfaces are the highlights of the book "Advances in Biomimetics". In this regard the effect of nanostructures and nanotopographies and their effect on the development of a new generation of biomaterials including advanced multifunctional scaffolds for tissue engineering are discussed. The 2 volumes contain articles that cover a wide spectrum of subject matter such as different aspects of the development of scaffolds and coatings with enhanced performance and bioactivity, including investigations of material surface-cell interactions.

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