Anand Ramamurthi, Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering

Anand Ramamurthi, an expert in platform technologies for in situ elastic tissue repair and in vitro tissue engineering, has joined Lehigh as P.C. Rossin Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, succeeding Founding Chair Anand Jagota.

Ramamurthi comes from the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, where he was a professor of biomedical engineering. He was also a professor of molecular medicine and biomedical engineering at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

His research focuses on enabling biomimetic regeneration and repair of elastic fibers and superstructures that do not naturally regenerate or repair in elastic adult tissues.

“Dr. Ramamurthi brings a wealth of biomedical expertise and leadership,” says Stephen P. DeWeerth, dean of the Rossin College. “His research directions are particularly well matched to Lehigh initiatives in biomedicine, engineered materials, and health.”

“Having conducted research at institutions closely associated with centers of medical excellence, I am committed to propagating the translational aspect of biomedical research at Lehigh,” says Ramamurthi, who is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and serves as executive editor of the Journal of Tissue Science and Engineering.

“I look forward to establishing a cutting-edge research program in stem cell and nanomedicine for extracellular matrix engineering and repair.”