John Fisher

University of Maryland

John Fisher is an associate professor and associate chair at the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland.  His research is focused on regenerative medicine — trying to get the human body to re-grow tissues either in a place or a time that it wouldn’t normally do so. This is particularly important when the body has suffered a major injury and lost a section of tissue or bone.  The body needs help overcoming such a large injury, which is where the work of Dr. Fisher and his lab come in. They are working to build materials that can easily be implanted into the body and that help the body to regenerate tissue quickly. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation