Dr. Elisseeff received a bachelors degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. After doctoral studies, Dr. Elisseeff was a Fellow at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Pharmacology Research Associate Program where she worked in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. In 2001, Dr. Elisseeff became an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. In 2004, Elisseeff cofounded Cartilix, Inc., a startup that translated adhesive and biomaterial technologies for treating orthopedic disease, acquired by Biomet Inc in 2009.
In 2009, she also founded Aegeria Soft Tissue and Tissue Repair, new startups focused on soft tissue regeneration and wound healing. Dr. Elisseeff is a Morton Goldberg Professor of Ophthalmology and directs the recently established Translational Tissue Engineering Center at Johns Hopkins in collaboration with Biomedical Engineering. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Bausch and Lomb, Kythera Biopharmaceutical, and Cellular Bioengineering Inc. Dr. Elisseeff has received awards including the Carnegie Mellon Young Alumni Award, Arthritis Investigator Award from the Arthritis Foundation, Yasuda Award from the Society of Physical Regulation in Medicine and Biology, and was named by Technology Review magazine as a top innovator under 35 in 2002 and top 10 technologies to change the future. In 2008, Dr. Elisseeff was elected a fellow in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum. She has published over 120 articles, book chapters and patent applications and given over 130 national and international invited lectures.
- Jules Stein Professor, Biomedical Engineering
- Morton Goldberg Professor, Ophthalmology
- Director, Translational Tissue Engineering Center
- Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
- Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Affiliated Centers & Institutes
- PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 1999
- BS, Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 1994
October 4, 2019Jennifer Elisseeff, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the director of the Johns Hopkins Translational Tissue Engineering Center, has been selected to receive the NIH Director's Pioneer Award.
February 9, 2018Jennifer Elisseeff awarded one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers for her 'outstanding contributions'
June 12, 2017Most people know immune cells as the first responders to trauma—killing bacteria, fungi, viruses and other invaders—but there is a hidden side, as well. Immune cells also repair the body. They are both killers and healers.