Why Innovation is Critical to the Institute’s Ability to have Impact
The Terasaki Institute occupies a unique place in the world of research institutions. We combine the rigor of academic research with the agility of private sector enterprises in a mission to translate our innovation into products that matter to patients. Our research platforms are interdisciplinary, and we practice “convergent science” which enables us to combine disciplines and platforms to solve often intractable and impactful problems with freedoms often difficult to achieve in academic institutions. For example, much of our work lays at the intersect of engineering and medicine, two areas that are rarely combined in normal academic institutions. READ MORE
The global burden of disease measuring DALY impact of every major disease for the global population (Institute for Health, Metrics & Evaluation, University of Washington).

Visible Hydrogels for Rapid Hemorrhage Control and Monitoring

There are many different events which may lead to excessive and uncontrolled bleeding within the body. This can occur as a result of inflammation and ulcerations, abnormalities in the blood vessels or trauma-related injuries. READ MORE


Covid-19 Vaccine Recent Developments and Recommendations for Transplant Patients

At TIBI and at Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC), we believe that rapid communication of information about COVID-19 vaccination to transplant patients and ongoing monitoring of patient outcomes are two important ways to keep patients safe as we move forward into 2021.  READ MORE

Many of the biggest problems our society faces are interconnected, from health care to climate change to sustainability. We know that every individual is unique and that lifestyle and environment directly impact their health - from where they live and work, to the food options they have access to.  READ MORE

Upcoming Terasaki Talks

Friday, January 27th

Join our next Terasaki Talk seminar with Mark Post, MD, Ph.D.,  
"Converting Medical Tissue Engineering into Food Production".

The need for animal-component free culture of cells and tissues, abstinence of antibiotics and, for some consumers, genetic modification severely limit the solution-space available to developers of cultivated meat. At the same time, consumers are increasingly willing to accept alternative sources of meat, giving the field an appreciable tailwind. Given the huge potential for improvement and extension of applied tissue engineering for food, this will be a scientific endeavor for the next couple of decades.

Other Upcoming Talks

February 3rd
"New Ways to Treat Diabetic Corneal Disease Using Genetic and Epigenetic Tools"
by Alexander V. Ljubimov, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

March 10th
"Mineralomics: Designing Mineral-Based Therapeutics to Control and Direct Cell Function"
by Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, Texas A & M University

April 7th
"Towards Heart and Kidney On-A-Chip"
by Milica Radisic, University of Toronto

Register for Our Talks

Watch our previous talks or follow us on social media to see what we're up to. 
Past Terasaki Talks
Past Fireside Chats


Maurizio Vecchione serves as the Chief Innovation Officer of the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation. He is moved by a vision that access to effective and quality healthcare is a human right and critical to equity and progress around the world. READ MORE

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ACS Nano
Growing Contributions of Nano in 2020.
Brinker CJ, Buriak JM, Chan WC, Chhowalla M, Glotzer SC, Gogotsi Y, Hammond PT, Hersam MC, Javey A, Kagan CR, Kataoka K, Khademhosseini A, Kim ID, Kotov NA, Lee ST, Lee YH, Li Y, Liz-Marzán LM, Millstone JE, Mulvaney P, Nel AE, Nordlander P, Parak WJ, Penner RM, Rogach AL, Schaak RE, Sood AK, Stevens MM, Wee AT, Weil T, Wilson CG, Weiss PS.

IEEE Electon Device Letters
A Sub-1v, Microwatt Power-Consumption Iontronic Pressure Sensor Based on Organic Electrochemical Transistors.
Wang X, Meng X, Zhu Y, Ling H, Chen Y, Li Z, Hartel MC, Dokmeci MR, Zhang S, Khademhosseini A.

Advanced Functional Materials
Gelatin Methacryloyl‐Based Tactile Sensors for Medical Wearables.
Li Z, Zhang S, Chen Y, Ling H, Zhao L, Luo G, Wang X, Hartel MC, Liu H, Xue Y, Haghniaz R, Lee K, Sun W, Kim HJ, Lee J, Zhao Y, Zhao Y, Emaminejad S, Ahadian S, Ashammakhi N, Dokmeci MR, Jiang Z, Khademhosseini A.

Advanced Science
Nanocomposite Hydrogel with Tantalum Microparticles for Rapid Endovascular Hemostasis.
Albadawi H, Altun I, Hu J, Zhang Z, Panda A, Kim HJ, Khademhosseini A, Oklu R.


Research Positions

The Terasaki Institute is seeking passionate and talented individuals to join our scientific team. Multiple positions are available:

Junior Faculty/Scientist – Cancer Biology
Postdoctoral Researcher/Scientist – Chemistry
Postdoctoral Researcher – Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher – Microfluidics and Organs on a Chip
Postdoctoral Researcher – Flexible Electronics and Microfluidics
Postdoctoral Researcher – Cancer and Immunotherapy
Terasaki Fellow


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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