Georgia Tech / Emory
Edward Botchwey is an Associate Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Dr. Botchwey’s research program combines biomaterials science, metabolomics, and immunology to develop new therapeutic approaches that enhance the body’s innate ability to regenerate tissues damaged by injury and disease. This innovative program has resulted in new platform technologies to modulate local bioactive lipid metabolism to enhance growth and maturation of new blood vessels, to increase recruitment of endogenous pro-regenerative inflammatory cells, and to improve regenerative capacity in various adult injury contexts, including segmental bone loss, volumetric muscle loss, excisional skin injuries, and physical damage to oral mucosa. His lipidomic profiling platforms also inform methods to assess the therapeutic quality and potency of cell-based treatments and provide insight into the complex pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD). He has received several distinctions, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and SFB Mid-Career Award. He is also an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and currently serves as chair of the SFB Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) committee.