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This year has been full of uncertainty, disruption to our daily lives, and scrambling for organizations and companies to pivot and rethink how they serve their clientele or deliver their programs. But it has also been a year of optimism, creativity, and relationship building. We have had the opportunity to spend more time with loved ones at home and to use Zoom to connect with family and friends around the world. Technology has enhanced collaborations and supported remote office environments to ensure work continues. We are optimistic for progress in our country to support science and research and changes to our systems to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. READ MORE

Contact Lenses For Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use
Human bodily fluids and secretions contain molecules known as biomarkers that contain a wealth of information about the body’s health and the presence of disease.  Among secretions such as tears, sweat and saliva, tears are considered the best source of biomarkers, with concentrations similar to those found in blood. READ MORE


Television and Medicine: Patients, Donors, and Medical Professionals Respond to New CBS Sitcom about Living Donation

On November 5th, five million people watched the premiere of a new CBS show about living donation! “B Positive” is a new comedy sitcom following one man’s living donation journey. READ MORE


TREC, TIBI, & One Lambda Inc. Launch Mass Media Campaign to Promote Living Donation

The Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC), in partnership with the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation and One Lambda Inc., on October 21st launched a 6-month mass media campaign to raise awareness about the Living Donation Storytelling Project. READ MORE


Upcoming Terasaki Talks

Wednesday, December 16th

Join our next Terasaki Talk seminar with Kam Leong, Ph.D.,  
"Design of Biomaterials for Inflammation Modulation".

December 18th
William Hildebrand, University of Oklahoma

January 8th
Bahram Jalali, UCLA

January 13th
Chris Bowman, University of Colorado

If you need a bit of inspiration, watch our previous talks on youtube or follow us on social media to see what we're up to. 
Past Terasaki Talks
Past Fireside Chats

Dr. Keith Terasaki, chairman of the board, volunteers with Wesley Health Center and shares about the work being done to support medical care to underserved communities in LA county hit hard by the pandemic. READ MORE

Dr. Samad Ahadian has been invited to speak at the 6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Virtual Conference). This event is expected to be a platform to present and discuss path breaking research ideas and be an interface between academia and industry for the societal needs. 

Check it out here:




Dr. Vahid Hosseini is working on cardiovascular disease and developing varieties of in vitro and interventional in vivo platforms. In addition, he is an active researcher on muscle tissue engineering, antimicrobial materials for a range of applications. READ MORE

Visit our website to meet more of our staff.


ACS Omega
Preparation of Poly(ether-ether-ketone)/Nanohydroxyapatite Composites with Improved Mechanical Performance and Biointerfacial Affinity.
Yu X, Yao S, Chen C, Wang J, Li Y, Wang Y, Khademhosseini A, Wan J, Wu Q. 

Recent advances in 3D bioprinting of musculoskeletal tissues.
Potyondy T, Uquillas JA, Tebon PJ, Byambaa B, Hasan A, Tavafoghi M, Mary H, Aninwene li, G, Pounto I, Khademhosseini A, Ashammakhi N.

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
Two-dimensional metal organic frameworks for biomedical applications.
Arun Kumar S, Balasubramaniam B, Bhunia S, Jaiswal MK, Verma K, Prateek, Khademhosseini A, Gupta RK, Gaharwar AK.   

Acta Biomaterialia
Sacrificial 3D printing of shrinkable silicone elastomers for enhanced feature resolution in flexible tissue scaffolds.
Davoodi E, Montazerian H, Khademhosseini A, Toyserkani E.  

A Heart-Breast Cancer-on-a-Chip Platform for Disease Modeling and Monitoring of Cardiotoxicity Induced by Cancer Chemotherapy.
Lee J, Mehrotra S, Zare-Eelanjegh E, Rodrigues RO, Akbarinejad A, Ge D, Amato L, Kiaee K, Fang Y, Rosenkranz A, Keung W, Mandal BB, Li RA, Zhang T, Lee H, Dokmeci MR, Zhang YS, Khademhosseini A, Shin SR. 

Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
Strategies for antimicrobial peptide coatings on medical devices: a review and regulatory science perspective.
Kazemzadeh-Narbat M, Cheng H, Chabok R, Alvarez MM, de la Fuente-Nunez C, Phillips KS, Khademhosseini A. 
Contest Ends December 31st

Terasaki Institute Excellence Photograph Award

A panel of Terasaki Institute staff ("Judges") will select two (2) eligible entries one [1] image for each category :

Broad Science

The Grand Prize Winner in each Category will receive a $1000 Gift Card. Visit to enter.

Postdoctoral Research Positions
Multiple postdoctoral researcher positions are available at the Terasaki Institute in the following areas:

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Microfluidics and Organs on a Chip
Flexible Electronics and Microfluidics
Cancer and Immunotherapy

Terasaki Fellows
The Institute seeks to recruit, flourish, and retain exceptional researchers with outstanding talent and technical skills as Terasaki Fellows. The Fellowships are intended for brilliant applicants with outstanding expertise and achievements who received their PhD or MD degree within the last five years. It is intended to prepare the fellow for an academic career.


Apply now on our Careers Page

Philanthropy enables the Terasaki Institute to work on transformative research and the flexibility to pursue the most pressing medical challenges. You can help today by donating and playing a vital role in our research efforts to accelerate new projects. 
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