Frederick H. Silver, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Education

  • Northeastern University Boston, MA - B.S. Chemical Engineering

Graduate Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA - Ph.D., Polymer Science & Engineering

Postgraduate Training

  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA - Developmental Medicine

Areas of Interest

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanotransduction
  • Medical Devices

Current Research

Extracellular matrix (ECM) is found in both vertebrates and invertebrates and forms the structural scaffold of all tissues and organs. The components of ECM include collagen fibers, proteoglycans, elastic fibers and cells. My laboratory is interested in understanding how these components are assembled into multifunctional tissues that allow mammals to locomote, heal when wounded and store energy through mechanotransduction. His studies focus on the relationship between structure and properties of ECMs and the use of tissue engineered ECMs as implants. We are also interested in changes in mechanotransduction with age that may lead to impaired healing and disease.


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