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New investigator: Bin Duan, Ph.D.

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Bin Duan, Ph.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2018-19 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist, Research Leadership and New Investigator Award recipients.

The New Investigator Award

New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New Investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.

  • Name: Bin Duan, Ph.D.
  • Title: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiac Medicine
  • Joined UNMC: November 2015
  • Hometown: Shenyang, China

Research focus:

  • Biomaterials;
  • Tissue engineering; and
  • Regenerative medicine.

The goal of my research is: To develop novel biomaterials and biofabrication technologies that can be used in the clinics and can help patients.

My research will make a difference because: Tissue grafts are frequently required as clinical routine procedures for tissue repair and reconstruction. Regenerative medicine approaches based on bioresorbable materials offer a promising alternative to autografts and allografts. The biomaterial based strategies promote tissue repair or regeneration by creating natural living tissues for replacement, delivering therapeutics, or facilitating the body's self-healing capacities. This research would benefit a wide range of patients in need of tissue transplantation.

The best advice I've ever been given is: Be curious, learn broadly, and choose well.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • I love playing soccer and was on the department's team in college.
  • I love traveling with my family and collecting magnets.
  • I am my daughter's besty.

Ceremony March 5

A campus ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. March 5 in the Durham Research Center Auditorium to recognize the scientist laureate, research leadership awardee, distinguished scientists and new investigators, as well as the winners of the Community Service to Research Award. A reception will follow.

Honorees include:
Scientist Laureate

  • Robert Lewis, Ph.D., Eppley Institute

Research Leadership

  • Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D., College of Public Health

Distinguished Scientists

  • David Dzewaltowski, Ph.D., College of Public Health
  • Corinne Hanson, Ph.D., College of Allied Health Professions
  • Javeed Iqbal, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Pete Iwen, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Donald Klepser, Ph.D., College of Pharmacy
  • Max Kurz, Ph.D., Munroe-Meyer Institute
  • Yulong Li, M.D., Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Matthew Lunning, D.O., College of Medicine
  • Scot Ouellette, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Tony Wilson, Ph.D., College of Medicine

New Investigators

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