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Eric M. Brey, Ph.D.

Eric Brey
Duchossois Leadership Professor
Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Wishnick Hall, Room 223 Wishnick Hall, Suite 314 3255 S Dearborn St







NIH post-doctoral fellow, Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Rice University
M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville


Vascularization, tissue engineering, biomaterials, imaging


2016   Keynote Speaker, TERMIS-Asia Pacific Annual Meeting

2015   Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) Americas Educational Award

2015   Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

2011 Invited talk, TERMIS world congress

2010 Sigma Xi Award for Excellence in Research


  1. Jiang B., Akar B, Waller TM, Larson JC, Appel AA, Brey E.M. Design of a biocomposite biomaterial system for tissue engineering applications. Acta Biomaterialia. 10(3):1177-86, 2014.
  2. Vaicik M.K., Kortesmaa J.T., Movérare-Skrtic S., Kortesmaa J., Soininen R., Bergström G., Ohlsson C., Chong L.Y., Rozell B., Emont M., Cohen R.N., *Brey E.M., *Tryggvason K.    * Equal contribution as senior author. laminin α4 deficient mice exhibit decreased capacity for adipose tissue expansion and weight gain. PLoS One. 9(10):e109854, 2014.
  3. Appel A.A., Larson J.C., Garson III A.B., Guan H, Zhong Z., Nguyen B.N., Fisher J.P. Anastasio M.A., Brey E.M. X-ray phase contrast imaging of calcified tissue and biomaterial structure in bioreactor engineered tissues. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 112(3):612, 2015.
  4. Wang M.O., Vorwald C.E., Dreher M.L., Mott E.J., Cheng M.H., Cinar A., Mehdizadeh H., Somo S., Dean S., Brey E.M., Fisher J.P. Evaluating 3D Printed Biomaterials as Scaffolds for Vascularized Bone Tissue Engineering. Advanced Materials. 27(1):138, 2015.
  5. Somo S., Akar B., Bayrak E.S., Larson J.C., Appel A.A., Mehdizadeh H., Cinar A., Brey E.M. Vascularized Tissue Formation in Biomaterials is Controlled by Pore Interconnectivity.  Tissue Engineering Part A. Accepted.
  6. Roux B.M., Cheng M.H., Brey E.M. Engineering Clinically-Relevant Volumes of Vascularized Bone. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 19(5):903, 2015.
  7. Vaicik M.K., Morse M., Blagajcevic A., Rios J., Larson J., Yang F., Cohen R.N., Papavasiliou G., Brey E.M. Hydrogel-Based Engineering of Beige Adipose Tissue. Journal of Materials Chemistry B: Materials for biology and medicine.  Accepted.