George A Truskey
R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical EngineeringMy research interests focus upon the effect of physical forces on the function of vascular cells and skeletal muscle, cell adhesion, and the design of engineered tissues. Current research projects examine the effect of endothelial cell senescence upon permeability to macromolecules and the response to fluid shear stress, the development of microphysiological blood vessels and muscles for evaluation of drug toxicity and the design of engineered endothelialized blood vessels and skeletal muscle bundles.
Appointments and Affiliations
- R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- Senior Associate Dean in the Pratt School of Engineering
- Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
- Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
- Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative
- Office Location: 1395 Fciemas, 101 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0281
- Office Phone: (919) 660-5147
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985
- B.S.E. University of Pennsylvania, 1979
Dr. Truskey's research interests include cardiovascular tissue engineering, mechanisms of atherogenesis, cell adhesion, and cell biomechanics.
Tissue Repair, Tissue Engineering
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
- Fellow. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 2015
- BMES Distinguished Service Award. Biomedical Engineering Society. 2012
- NIH CSR College of Reviewers. NIH. 2010
- Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising. Duke University. 2007
- Fellow. Biomedical Engineering Society. 2006
- Fellow. American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 1999
- Fellow. Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, American Heart Association. 1999
- Excellence in Teaching Award. Tau Beta Pi, North Carolina Gamma Chapter. 1998
- Outstanding Scientific Paper in the Journal of Parenteral Science and Technology. Parenteral Drug Association. 1987
- BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
- BME 490L: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering Design (DR)
- BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
- BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
- BME 566: Transport Phenomena in Cells and Organs (GE, MC)
- BME 790: Advanced Topics for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
- BME 790L: Advanced Topics with the Lab for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
- BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
- BME 899: Special Readings in Biomedical Engineering
- EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
In the News
- Tissue Chips Take Aim at Atherosclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis (Sep 15, 2017 | Pratt School of Engineering )
- Artificial Blood Vessels Mimic Rare Accelerated Aging Disease (Aug 14, 2017 | Pratt School of Engineering )
- Researchers have discovered a fast way to make artificial arteries for testing drugs (Feb 26, 2016 | Gizmodo )
- Rapidly Building Artificial Arteries that Produce Natural Biochemical Signals (Feb 18, 2016)
- Grant to Support Science, Engineering Professorships for Women (Jan 14, 2016)
- Five Faculty Named Fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science (Nov 24, 2014)
- $3 Million NIH Grant to Further 3-D Tissue Chip Research at Duke (Sep 25, 2014)
- $3 Million NIH Grant to Further 3-D Tissue Chip Research at Duke (Sep 24, 2014)
- Atchison, L; Zhang, H; Cao, K; Truskey, GA, A Tissue Engineered Blood Vessel Model of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome Using Human iPSC-derived Smooth Muscle Cells., Scientific Reports, vol 7 no. 1 (2017) [10.1038/s41598-017-08632-4] [abs].
- Davis, BNJ; Santoso, JW; Walker, MJ; Cheng, CS; Koves, TR; Kraus, WE; Truskey, GA, Human, Tissue-Engineered, Skeletal Muscle Myobundles to Measure Oxygen Uptake and Assess Mitochondrial Toxicity., Tissue Engineering, Part C, Methods, vol 23 no. 4 (2017), pp. 189-199 [10.1089/ten.tec.2016.0264] [abs].
- Vernetti, L; Gough, A; Baetz, N; Blutt, S; Broughman, JR; Brown, JA; Foulke-Abel, J; Hasan, N; In, J; Kelly, E; Kovbasnjuk, O; Repper, J; Senutovitch, N; Stabb, J; Yeung, C; Zachos, NC; Donowitz, M; Estes, M; Himmelfarb, J; Truskey, G; Wikswo, JP; Taylor, DL, Functional Coupling of Human Microphysiology Systems: Intestine, Liver, Kidney Proximal Tubule, Blood-Brain Barrier and Skeletal Muscle., Scientific Reports, vol 7 (2017) [10.1038/srep42296] [abs].
- Boularaoui, SM; Abdel-Raouf, KMA; Alwahab, NSA; Kondash, ME; Truskey, GA; Teo, JCM; Christoforou, N, Efficient transdifferentiation of human dermal fibroblasts into skeletal muscle., Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (2017) [10.1002/term.2415] [abs].
- Jantzen, AE; Noviani, M; Mills, JS; Baker, KM; Lin, F-H; Truskey, GA; Achneck, HE, Point-of-care seeding of nitinol stents with blood-derived endothelial cells., Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, vol 104 no. 8 (2016), pp. 1658-1665 [10.1002/jbm.b.33510] [abs].