Focus Areas: Affinity-based delivery of small molecule drugs and biomolecules for applications in device infection, HIV, orthopedics, cardiovascular, ophthalmology and cancer; directed differentiation of stem cells for tissue engineering applications, such as endothelial cells, cardiomyocytes, motor neurons and T-cells
Professor von Recum received undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Biochemisty from Rice University. From there he went to the University of Utah where he obtained his PhD in Bioengineering. As such, he has seen how the separate disciplines of Biology and Engineering are brought together uniquely in the education of a Biomedical Engineer. Prof. von Recum has taught this course continuously since 2005, and there have been many refinements and updates to the curriculum as the field has evolved.