Karen Christman, PhD
2021 Society for Biomaterials Clemson Award for Applied Research
This is awarded to an individual whose accomplishments include significant utilization or application of basic knowledge in science to achieve a specific goal in the field of biomaterials.
“Karen has pioneered the use of injectable biomaterials to treat tissue after myocardial infarction (MI),” wrote nominator Jason Burdick, PhD. “This is an area that has grown greatly in the biomaterials community in the past decade, where biomaterials have been developed to deliver various biological and mechanical signals to the myocardium to improve outcomes of tissue remodeling.”