Athanasiou Lab


Dr. Jerry Hu

Jerry Hu has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Bioengineering from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. His research has led to numerous publications, presentations, and invitations to review articles submitted to journals such as Tissue Engineering and Arthritis & Rheumatism. Jerry has 10 years of experience in the study and development of materials, bioreactors, and culture methods for articular cartilage tissue engineering. Jerry has made significant contributions to the research of developing new approaches for cartilage tissue engineering, such as the formation of neotissue without a scaffold, the design and application of mechanical stimulators, and the acquisition of novel autologous cell sources. Tissue engineering is a highly multidisciplinary field that combines the knowledge from materials science, cell and molecular biology, engineering, and medicine. Jerry’s expertise in all of these areas, which are indispensable techniques in conducting biomedical research, has allowed him to mentor students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school levels. His direction and collaboration has led to several publications, presentations, and other accolades, including the filing of three patents as co-inventor.