Dr. Neill Turner is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his Bachelor’s in Biomedical Science and his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom (UK), where he specialized in tissue engineering of vascular grafts using endothelial cells. He then did post-graduate work at the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering, University of Manchester, before he became a Research Associate in the Badylak Lab at the McGowan Institute, where he researched regenerative medicine approaches to repair musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Turner is investigating the role of decellularized extracellular matrix in limb and muscle regeneration. He has extensive experience studying vascular biology and cardiovascular tissue engineering. Dr. Turner’s particular interest is in the role dynamic forces play in the control of cell differentiation and cellular recruitment to sites of injury.
Dr. Turner is a member in several professional societies, including the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society International, North American Vascular Biology Organization, and European Society for Biomaterials.
View a list of Dr. Turner’s publications here.