Eda D Yildirim-Ayan



  • Eda Yildirim-Ayan, PhD


    Eda Yildirim-Ayan is an Associate Professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Toledo. Eda received her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ege University, Turkey, M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, and her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Computer-aided Tissue Engineering) from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA in 2010. Eda joined UT in the Fall term of 2010.

    The interdisciplinary nature of her background is providing a great niche in fabricating biomimetic and bioactive musculoskeletal tissue scaffolds and studying them under physiologically relevant mechanical loading conditions. Eda has published over 25 journal publications and has 2 patents in the field of scaffold-guided musculoskeletal tissue engineering. She is currently the director of Engineered Biosystems Laboratory (EBSL). The research at EBSL engages in the design, analysis, and fabrication of physiologically relevant three-dimensional (3D) in vitro platforms (scaffolds, mechanical stimulators, etc) to study musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, in particular, bone, tendon, and bone-tendon intersection. The EBSL is equipped with in-house developed 3D cell printer, Electro-Spinning system, in-house developed mechanical strain applicators, and conventional mammalian cell culture equipment and characterization devices. The detail about the EBSL and research trusts under EBSL can be found from the following link http://www.eng-biosystems-lab.org


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