David L. Kaplan
David Kaplan is the Stern Family Professor of Engineering at Tufts University. He is the chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and also holds faculty appointments in the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, the Department of Chemistry, and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. His research focus is on biopolymer engineering to understand structure-function relationships, with emphasis on studies related to self-assembly, biomaterials engineering, and functional tissue engineering/regenerative medicine. He has published over 600 peer-reviewed papers and edited eight books. He directs the NIH P41 Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC), which is run by Tufts University in partnership with Columbia University. Kaplan serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals and is associate editor for the ACS journal Biomacromolecules. He has received a number of awards for teaching, was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and received the Columbus Discovery Medal and the Society for Biomaterials' Clemson Award for contributions to the literature.