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Adam Feinberg is the Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and is the principal investigator of the Regenerative Biomaterials & Therapeutics Group. He has been in a faculty position since 2010 and has been fortunate to receive funding from notable sources including the NIH Director's New Innovator Award, the NSF CAREER Award, and the Human Frontiers Science Program. This has allowed him to rapidly build a group that has trained over 11 Ph.D. students, 11 M.S. students, and 5 postdoctoral fellows. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed research articles and filed over 15 patent applications.

Feinberg's scientific interests are focused on cell-material interactions and understanding how guidance cues can be encoded in the extracellular space to organize multicellular assembly. His background is in materials science and tissue engineering, providing him with a unique skill set to complete this work. His laboratory is investigating protein-based materials composed of nanostructured extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins for application in a range of applications including muscle tissue engineering, corneal repair, and cancer. To tackle these problems they are using tools of nano- and micro-fabrication in concert with molecular biology and 3-D, live-cell imaging of engineered constructs. His lab has recently developed two novel techniques: (i) an ECM shrink-wrapping technique to build a basement membrane around groups of cells and (ii) a 3-D bioprinting approach that dramatically improves the structures that can be biofabricated using soft ECM gels such as collagen and fibrin.

Office
4N109 Scott Hall
Phone
412.268.4897
Email
feinberg@andrew.cmu.edu
Assistant
Roxann Martin Eckman
Google Scholar
Adam Feinberg
Websites
Regenerative Biomaterials & Therapeutics Group website

Breakthrough: 3D printing the human heart

Tissue Engineering: 3-D Printing of the Heart and Arteries

Tissue Engineering: 3-D Printing of the Heart and Arteries

Adam Feinberg Demonstrates 3-D Bioprinting Process

Leveraging 3-D Printing to Repair Damaged Hearts

Patterning on Topography

Education

2004 Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

2002 MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

1999 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University

Media mentions


CMU Engineering

A path for clinical translation of 3D-bioprinted human tissues

CMU researchers examine what’s happening in the field of 3D bioprinting, core challenges to overcome, and essential milestones on the horizon toward clinical translation.

CMU Engineering

Hydrogels pave way for future of soft robotics

Wenhuan Sun, Victoria Webster-Wood, and Adam Feinberg have created an open-source, commercially available fiber extruder to benefit future research with hydrogels and soft robotics.

2022 Faculty Awards announced

The 2022 Engineering Faculty Awards winners have been announced.

CMU Engineering

Small package, big potential to help cell-based therapies

Innovative research led by BME’s Rachelle Palchesko and Adam Feinberg is exploring the use of a new cell delivery method to help cells stick and stay where they’re needed most.

The New York Times

Feinberg quoted on 3D ear technology

BME/MSE’s Adam Feinberg was quoted in a New York Times article about 3D printed ear implants made by 3DBio Therapeutics.

CMU Engineering

It takes a heart to make a better lung

A team of collaborators from CMU and Boston University present a human model of heart and lung co-development during embryogenesis using lab-grown human induced pluripotent stem cells.

Politico

Feinberg quoted on future of 3D bioprinting

BME/MSE’s Adam Feinberg was quoted in the latest edition of POLITICO’s Future Pulse newsletter, on the benefits of 3D printing organs and future considerations for the industry.

CMU Engineering

CMU and Mayo Clinic to collaborate on transplant innovation

Mayo Clinic and Carnegie Mellon University announced today a research agreement to transform organ transplantation. The institutions will bioengineer innovative approaches to address current barriers in organ transplantation.

NIH

New grant to fund cardiac electrophysiology research

BME/MSE’s Tzahi Cohen-Karni was recently awarded a $3.1 NIH/NHLBI grant to further cardiac electrophysiology research. Over the next five years, Cohen-Karni will partner with Pitt’s Aditi Gurkar (co-PI), BME/MSE’s Adam Feinberg, MechE’s Carmel Majidi, and ECE’s Pulkit Grover to study the role of DNA damage in the cardiac unit using induced pluripotent stem cells.

FluidForm

FluidForm lands investment from Hackensack Meridian Health

CMU spinout company FluidForm, co-founded by BME’s Adam Feinberg, recently announced an investment from Hackensack Meridian Health and its Bear’s Den innovation program, which seeks to drive medical science forward by supporting strategic candidates in biotech and pharma. The investment will enable FluidForm to advance key applications in tissue for drug discovery and surgical repair, including collaboration on preclinical work in 2022.

CMU Engineering

Finding inspiration to rebuild human heart muscle

Using insights from the developing heart, Adam Feinberg and his team are shaping biologically-inspired engineering design principles to rebuild human heart muscle.

CMU Engineering

Tuning synthetic collagen threads for biohybrid robots

Researchers in Victoria Webster-Wood’s Biohybrid and Organic Robotics Group are using techniques from tissue engineering to refine tendon-like collagen threads for a new generation of robots.