Faculty Directory
Guillermo A. Ameer

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Surgery

Daniel Hale Williams Professor

Director, Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech B382
Evanston, IL 60208-3107

847-467-2992Email Guillermo Ameer


Ameer Research Lab

The Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering


Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering

Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE)


Biomedical Engineering


PhD Program in Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences


D.Sc. Chemical Engineering
MIT, Cambridge, MA

B.S Chemical Engineering (Hons)
University of Texas, Austin, TX

Significant Recognition

  • Society for Biomaterials Technology Development Award, 2022
  • Elected member National Academy of Medicine, 2021
  • Society For Biomaterials Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature, 2021
  • Fellow Materials Research Society, 2021
  • Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2019
  • Fellow National Academy of Inventors, 2019
  • Martin E. and Gertrude G. Walder Award for Research Excellence, 2019
  • Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2018
  • Awarded “Key to the City” Panama City, Republic of Panama, 2018
  • Fellow American Institute of Chemical and Biological Engineering, 2017
  • Fellow Biomedical Engineering Society, 2014
  • Fellow American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2009
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • American Heart Association Established Investigator Award, 2006
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award: Biodegradable elastomeric composite scaffolds for ligament reconstruction, 2006
  • The Chinese Association for Biomaterials Global Biomaterials Leadership Award, 2022

Courses Taught

  • BME343 (Biomaterials and Medical Devices)
  • BME346 (Tissue Engineering): " In vivo molecular, cellular, and organ engineering, with an emphasis on the foundations, techniques, experiments, and clinical applications of tissue engineering"

Selected Publications

Subcutaneous nanotherapy repurposes the immunosuppressive mechanism of rapamycin to enhance allogeneic islet graft viability. J. Burke, X. Zhang, S. Bobbala, M. Frey, C. Fuentes, H. Haddad, S. Allen, R. Richardson, G.A. Ameer, E.A. Scott. Nature Nanotechnology, 2022 doi: 10.1038/s41565-021-01048-2

Stretchable, dynamic covalent polymers for soft, long-lived bioresorbable electronic stimulators designed to facilitate neuromuscular regeneration. Y. Choi, Y.Y. Hsueh, J. Koo, Q. Yang, B. Hu, Z. Xie, R. Avila, G. Lee, N. Zheng, C. Liu, Y. Xu, Y.J. Lee, W. Zhao, J. Fang, Y. Deng, S. M. Lee, A. Vazquez-Guardado, I. Stepien, Y. Yan, J. Song, C. Haney, Y. Suk Oh, W. Liu, H. Yoon, A. Banks, M. MacEwan, G.A. Ameer, W. Ray, Y. Huang, C. Franz, T. Xie, S. Li, and J. Rogers. Nature Communications, 11, 5990 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19660-6 2020

Conducting polymers for tissue regeneration in vivo. A. Petty II, R. Keate, B. Jiang, G.A. Ameer, J. Rivnay. Chemistry of Materials. vol 32, pp 4095-4115, 2020

Bone Morphogenetic Protein-9-Stimulated Adipocyte-Derived Mesenchymal Progenitors Entrapped in a Thermoresponsive Nanocomposite Scaffold Facilitate Cranial Defect Repair.. C. Lee, E. Bishop, Z. Dumanian, C. Zhao, D. Song, F. Zhang, Y. Zhu, G.A. Ameer, T.C. He, AR.R. Reid. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2019, 30(6):1915–1919.

Stem cell therapy for chronic skin wounds in the era of personalized medicine: From bench to bedside. E. Coalson, E. Bishop, W. Liu, Y. Feng, M. Spezia, B. Liu, Y. Shen, D. Wu, S. Du, A.J. Li, Z. Ye, Z. Ling, D. Cao, A. Li, O. Hagag, A.  Deng, W. Liu, M. Li, R.C. Haydon, L. Shi, A. Athiviraham, M.J. Lee, J.M. Wolf, G.A. Ameer, T.C. He, R.R. Reid. Genes & Diseases 2019, 6:(4)342-258.

Advanced Functional Biomaterials for Stem Cell Delivery in Regenerative Engineering and Medicine. X. Wang, N. Rivera‐Bolanos, B. Jiang, G.A. Ameer, Advanced Functional Materials 2019, June, 29(13):

Imiquimod Acts Synergistically with BMP9 through the Notch Pathway as an Osteoinductive Agent In Vitro. A.K. Alverdy, Z. Zeng, N.T. Qazvini, X. Yu, R. Zhang, S. Yan, Y. Shu, M. Pakvasa, C. Zhao, s. Mostafa, W. Liu, W. Luo, J.M. Wolf, G.A. Ameer, T-C. He, L. An, R.R. Reid,Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2019, Nov;144(5):1094-1103.

Polymer-integrated amnion scaffold significantly improves cleft palate repair. Y. Fu, B. Jiang, A.Y. Lo, G.A. Ameer, C. Barnett, B. Wang, Acta Biomater. 2019, 92:104-114.

Multimodal interference-based imaging of nanoscale structure and macromolecular motion uncovers UV induced cellular paroxysm. S. Gladstein, L.M. Almassalha, L. Cherkezyan, J.E. Chandler, A. Eshein, D. Zhang, W. Wu, G.M. Bauer, A.D. Stephens , S. Morochnik, H. Subramanian, J.F. Marko, G.A. Ameer, I. Szleifer, V. Backman, Nat Commun. 2019, 10(1):1652.

Three-dimensional piezoelectric polymer microsystems for vibrational energy harvesting, robotic interfaces and biomedical implants.. M. Han, H. Wang, Y. yang, C. Liang, W. Bai, Z. Yan, H. Li, Y. Xue, X. Wang, B. Akar, H. Zhao, H. Luan, J. Lim, I. Kandela, G.A. Ameer, Y. Zhang, Y. Huang, J. Rogers. Nature Electronics 2019, 2:26–35


  • Transdermal Thermal Polymerization (U.S. patent #7,097,855 issued 08-2006) G.A. Ameer, E.T. Crumpler, and R. Langer
  • Multidimensional Elastic Light Scattering (Application #11/261,452) V. Backman, H. Roy, R. Wali, Y. Kim , Y. Liu, J. Yang , J. Allen, A. Webb, and G.A. Ameer.
  • Apparatus for Treating Whole Blood (U.S. Patent #6099730 issued 08-2000) G. A. Ameer , R. Langer, M. Rupnik, H. Ploegh, and E. Grovender.
  • Cell Delivery Using Controllable Degradable Mesh-Gel Constructs (U.S. Patent #6699470 issued 03-2004) G. A. Ameer and R. Langer.
  • Biodegradable Polymer (Application # 601340432, US and International, pending) Y. Wang, G. A. Ameer, and R. Langer
  • Biodegradable Elastomers for Tissue Engineering (Pending) J. Yang, A. Webb, and G.A. Ameer.
  • Functionalizing Medical Implants: A Tissue Engineering Approach (Pending) J. Yang and G.A. Ameer.
  • A Novel(diol-co-citrate) Hydroxyapatite Composite for Clinical Fixation Devices (Pending) ,J. Yang, H. Qiu, and G.A. Ameer.
  • Receptor-Based Blood Detoxification System (Pending) C. Daniels, S. Sprague, and G.A. Ameer.