Matthew B. Fisher, Ph.D.
Dr. Matthew Fisher joined North Carolina State University in January 2014 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Translational Regenerative Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at NCSU and UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Fisher’s research focuses on musculoskeletal soft tissues, which play a central role in guiding and stabilizing our joints during movement. Unfortunately, they are often injured, leading to altered structure, loss of function, and pain. The focus of Dr. Fisher’s research is on understanding the biomechanics of these tissues and developing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine solutions following injury. Areas of interest include biomechanics during skeletal growth, bioscaffold fabrication, computational models, and animal models. His work is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science. In his free time, Matt runs after his two young children, plays golf, and dominates lab competitions.
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, 2005
Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2013
HONORS & Awards
2020 Y.C. Fung Early Career Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2020 Rising Star Award, BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group
2015 Faculty Research & Professional Development Award, NC State University
2015 Research Innovation Seed Fund, NC State University
2013 Most Recently Read Article in Tissue Engineering: Part B (for all of 2013)
2013 NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship
2012 Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Young Investigator Grant Award