In addition to the two new trainees, the Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration (CATER) training program welcomes a new faculty member: Warren Ruder, PhD. Dr. Ruder is an Assistant Professor, Engineering Living Systems Lab, Department of Bioengineering, and an affiliated faculty member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Ruder moved his research group to the University of Pittsburgh’s bioengineering department in January 2017. Previously, he spent 4 years as an Assistant Professor in Virginia Tech’s Biological Systems Engineering Department, where he led the Engineering Living Systems Lab. His expertise is in synthetic biology, cellular and molecular biomechanics, and lab-on-a-chip systems.