Anthony Atala

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Anthony Atala, George Link Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is a practicing surgeon and a regenerative medicine researcher. His work focuses on growing human tissues and organs using cells and 3D Printing. He is Editor-in-Chief of three journals. He is a National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Investors member. His work has been listed twice as Time Magazine's top 5 medical breakthroughs of the year and he was named by Scientific American as one of the world's most influential People in biotechnology. He has received numerous Awards for his work, including the Edison Science Award, the Smithsonian Ingenuity Award and the R&D Innovator of the Year Award. More than 14 applications of his laboratory Technologies have been used clinically. He is the editor of 20 books, has published over 600 Journal articled and has applied/ received over 250 national and international patents.