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Fisher, John

Fisher, John

Distinguished University Professor & Department Chair
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
4102A A. James Clark Hall


Ph.D., Rice University, 2003

Biomedical engineering; synthesis of novel hydrolytically degradable; implantable polymers; study and use of biomaterials for the delivery of therapeutics; scaffolds for orthopaedic tissue engineering applications; interaction of biomaterials and tissues

For a full list of publications, please visit Professor Fisher's web site »

  • AB Yeatts, DT Choquette, and JP Fisher. Bioreactors to Influence Stem Cell Fate: Augmentation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Signaling Pathways via Dynamic Culture Systems. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: General Subjects. In Press. (PubMed)
  • EE Coates, CN Riggin, and JP Fisher. Matrix Molecule Influence on Chondrocyte Phenotype and Proteoglycan 4 Expression by Alginate-Embedded Zonal Chondrocytes and Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. In Press. (PubMed)
  • P Pisanti, AB Yeatts, S Cardea, JP Fisher, and E Reverchon. Tubular Perfusion System Culture of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells on PLLA Scaffolds Produced Using a Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Assisted Process. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A. In Press. (PubMed)
  • S Janardhanan, MO Wang, and JP Fisher. Co-culture Strategies in Bone Tissue Engineering: The Impact of Culture Conditions on Pluripotent Stem Cell Populations. Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews. 18: 312-321 (2012). (PubMed)
  • D Dean, J Wallace, A Siblani, MO Wang, K Kim, AG Mikos, and JP Fisher. Continuous Digital Light Processing (cDLP): Highly Accurate Additive Manufacturing of Tissue Engineered Bone Scaffolds. Virtual and Physical Prototyping. 7: 13-24 (2012).
  • AB Yeatts, EM Geibel, FF Fears, and JP Fisher. Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Position within Scaffolds Influences Cell Fate During Dynamic Culture. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 109:2381-2391 (2012). (PubMed)
  • DS Kaplan, VM Hitchins, TJ Vegella, RA Malinauskas, KM Ferlin, JP Fisher, and CG Frondoza. Centrifugation Assay for Measuring Adhesion of Serially-Passaged Bovine Chondrocytes to Polystyrene Surfaces. Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods. 18: 537-544 (2012). (PubMed)
  • EE Coates and JP Fisher. Gene Expression of Alginate Embedded Chondrocyte Subpopulations and Their Response to Exogenous IGF-1 Delivery. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. 6: 179-192 (2012). (PubMed)
  • AB Yeatts, CN Gordon, and JP Fisher. Formation of an Aggregated Alginate Construct in a Tubular Perfusion System. Tissue Engineering Part C, Methods. 17: 1171-1178 (2011). (PubMed)
  • J Choi, K Kim, T Kim, G Liu, T Hyeon, MT McMahon, JW Bulte, JP Fisher, AA Gilad. Multimodal Imaging of Sustained Drug Release from 3-D Poly(Propylene Fumarate) Scaffolds. Journal of Controlled Release. 156: 239-245 (2011)
  • K Kim, D Dean, J Wallace, R Breithaupt, AG Mikos, and JP Fisher. The Influence of Stereolithographic Scaffold Architecture and Composition on Osteogenic Signal Expression with Rat Bone Marrow Stromal Cells. Biomaterials. 32: 3750-3763 (2011). (PubMed)
  • EE Falco, EE Coates, E Li, JS Roth, and JP Fisher. Fabrication and Characterization of Porous EH Scaffolds and EH-PEG Bilayers. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A. 97: 264-271 (2011). (PubMed)
  • EE Falco, MO Wang, JA Thompson, JM Chetta, DM Yoon, EZ Li, MM Kulkami, S Shah, A Pandit, JS Roth, and JP Fisher. Porous EH and EH-PEG Scaffolds as Gene Delivery Vehicles to Skeletal Muscle. Pharmaceutical Research. 28: 1306-1316 (2011). (PubMed)
  • K Kim, D Dean, A Lu, AG Mikos, and JP Fisher. Early Osteogenic Signal Expression of Rat Bone Marrow Stromal Cells is Influenced by Both Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticle Content and Initial Cell Seeding Density in Biodegradable Nanocomposite Scaffolds. Acta Biomaterialia. 7: 1249-1264 (2011). (PubMed)
  • AB Yeatts and JP Fisher. Tubular Perfusion System for the Long Term Dynamic Culture of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Tissue Engineering Part C, Methods. 17: 337-348 (2011). (PubMed)
  • AB Yeatts and JP Fisher. Bone Tissue Engineering Bioreactors: Dynamic Culture and the Influence of Shear Stress. Bone. 48: 171–181 (2011). (PubMed)
  • CW Chen, MW Betz, JP Fisher, A Paek, and Y Chen. Macroporous Hydrogel Scaffolds and Their Characterization By Optical Coherence Tomography. Tissue Engineering Part C, Methods. 17:101-112 (2011). (PubMed)
  • MW Betz, JF Caccamese, DP Coletti, JJ Sauk, and JP Fisher. Challenges Associated with Orbital Floor Bone Regeneration. Tissue Engineering Part B, Reviews. 16: 541-550 (2010). (PubMed)
  • EE Coates and JP Fisher. Phenotypic Variations in Chondrocyte Subpopulations and Their Response to In Vitro Culture and External Stimuli. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 38: 3371-3380 (2010). (PubMed)
  • K Kim, A Yeatts, D Dean, and JP Fisher. Stereolithographic Bone Scaffold Design Parameters: Osteogenic Differentiation and Signal Expression. Tissue Engineering Part B, Reviews. 16: 523-539 (2010). (PubMed)
  • MW Betz, AB Yeatts, WJ Richbourg, JF Caccamese, DP Coletti, EE Falco, and JP Fisher. Macroporous Hydrogels Upregulate Osteogenic Signal Expression and Promote Bone Regeneration. Biomacromolecules. 11: 1160-1168 (2010). (PubMed)

Maryland Engineers Recognized with UMD Faculty Honors

Six Clark School faculty members are among the university's 2024 convocation honorees.

Three Engineers Among 2021-2022 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

Abshire, Fisher and Hu honored for outstanding success in scholarly accomplishment and excellence in teaching.

Convocation to Shine Spotlight on Faculty, Staff Accomplishments

Six Clark School faculty and staff will be honored at UMD's 38th annual Convocation on Sept. 15, 2021.

Seven Students Win 2021 Dean's Research Awards

From fabricated human tissue to Wifi beamed from space, awards recognize cutting-edge research

Six graduate students participating in UMD-Trento research exchange

The program is part of a broad partnership between Maryland and Trento, Italy.

Fisher, Lidie Win Electrochemical Society Student Chapter Poster Contest

Grad students receive complimentary conference registration.

Award Funds Development of Solid-State, High Power Lithium-Air Battery

Schroeder named John and Maureen Hendricks Energy Research Fellow.

Clark School Meets Hollywood

Faculty, students appear on Science Channel, ABC, Discovery.com.