Robert E. Guldberg

Professor of Bioengineering, Georgia Tech

Robert holds the Parker H. Petit Director's Chair in Bioengineering and Bioscience.  In addition to his primary appointment in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, he is a program faculty member in the Georgia Tech/Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering. His personal research interests focus on musculoskeletal growth and development, functional regeneration following traumatic injury, and degenerative diseases, including skeletal fragility and osteoarthritis.

Stressed Cells Show (Pluri) Potential

Many tissues, such as bone and muscle, adapt and become stronger when subjected to physical stresses, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that exposing cells to sub-lethal environmental stresses may have similar beneficial effects.

Robert E. Guldberg