I am excited to officially join the Terasaki Institute full time, after spending the past year working at Amazon. My time there was inspirational and educational in seeing how a successful company, like Amazon, operates.

Amazon has a culture set by trusting its workforce to encourage each other to excel and focus on big problems. This culture has been developed by implementing a set of leadership principles that help foster a fast-paced and aspiring environment that is scalable from small teams to their large enterprise of more than a million people. At the Terasaki Institute, we have also developed a set of Leadership Principles, adapted from Amazon, as I feel it is essential for recruiting and evaluating the performance of employees. These principles inspire and support an environment that appreciates solving real-world problems.


The Terasaki Institute Welcomes New Director

The Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation welcomes its Director and CEO, Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, who joins the institute with extensive research and leadership experience in the field of biomedical technology. READ MORE

The Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) Offers a Tailored Education System to Benefit Kidney Transplant Patients

Researchers find their computer-tailored education system, “Your Path to Transplant” increases knowledge and readiness to pursue kidney transplant. READ MORE

Oxygen Releasing Bioink for 3D Printing

Engineering new tissues can be used to alleviate shortages of organs in transplantation, as well as to develop physiological models for drug discovery applications. One of the emerging approaches to building tissues is through 3D Printing, where cells and materials can be combined to make inks that can generate tissue structures. READ MORE

Key Stories for Transplant and Living Donor Advocacy during COVID-19 and Beyond

In a newly published paper, the authors first paint the vision of what optimal patient advocacy can do to overcome the challenges described by kidney transplant patients and donors, and then describe how to make that vision a reality, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE


Upcoming Fireside Chats
October 9th
Work Life Balance with Dr. Ali Khademhosseini
Upcoming Terasaki Talks

Wednesday, September 30th

Join our next Terasaki Talk seminar with Dr. Jon Kobashigawa, MD, on Heart Transplantations.

October 7th
Bingbing Li, CSUN

October 14th
Sarah Heilshorn, Stanford University

October 21th
Samir Mitragotri, Harvard University

November 18th
Utkan Demirci, Stanford University

Past Terasaki Talks
Past Fireside Chats

Ali Khademhosseini and Samad Ahadian are both organizers of the Virtual Regenerative Engineering Society Symposium of AIChE

Submit an abstract to join the symposium

The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) will be conducting their 46th annual international meeting on October 19-23, 2020. The meeting will be presented on a virtual platform, and will be free of charge to all members of ASHI and its sister organizations. For more information or to register to attend, please visit:  


Wujin Sun is a Terasaki Fellow at TIBI. He did his postdoc training at UCLA under the supervision of Dr. Ali Khadmehosseini from 2018-2020. He did his Ph.D. in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University under the supervision of Dr. Zhen Gu (2013-2017). His research is in engineering biomaterials and cells for biomedical applications.

Visit our website to meet more of our staff.

Thrombolytic Agents: Nanocarriers in Controlled Release
Hassanpour S, Kim HJ, Saadati A, Tebon P, Xue C, van den Dolder FW, Thakor J, Baradaran B, Mosafer J, Baghbanzadeh A, de Barros NR, Hashemzaei M, Lee KJ, Lee J, Zhang S, Sun W, Cho HJ, Ahadian S, Ashammakhi N, Dokmeci MR, Mokhtarzadeh A, Khademhosseini A.

Crosslinking Strategies for 3D Bioprinting of Polymeric Hydrogels.
GhavamiNejad A, Ashammakhi N, Wu XY, Khademhosseini A.

Biodegradable Microneedle Patch for Transdermal Gene Delivery
Qu M, Kim HJ, Zhou X, Wang C, Jiang X, Zhu J, Xue Y, Tebon P, Sarabi SA, Ahadian S, Dokmeci MR, Zhu S, Gu Z, Sun W, Khademhosseini A.

American Journal of Transplantation
Your Path to Transplant: A randomized controlled trial of a tailored expert system intervention to increase knowledge, attitudes and pursuit of transplant.
Waterman AD, Peipert JD, Cui Y, Beaumont JL, Paiva A, Lipsey AF, Anderson CS, Robbins ML.

Kidney International Reports
Why Policy Changes May be Necessary but not Sufficient in Overcoming Disparities
Waterman AD, Rossi AP, Wood EH, Ranasinghe ON.

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.

Human Resources Manager
We are looking for an HR Manager to lead our HR team. You will take ownership of all HR matters across the institute from recruitment to performance reviews, wage reviews, disciplinary action, and learning and development. To perform well in this role you should have experience as an HR Manager, or other senior roles in the HR team, and knowledge around all legal requirements in this role.

Apply now on our Careers Page

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The Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation aims to tackle the biggest problems in health. We are focused on finding new ways to create personalized solutions, build prototypes and bring our innovations to the real world.
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