The American Institute of Chemical Engineers honored Julianne Holloway with a 35 Under 35 Award. Holloway, an associate faculty member in the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics, is being recognized for outstanding achievements as one of the best and brightest young professionals in her field. AIChE’s 35 Under 35 Award is given to rising stars in seven categories, and she was chosen for her contributions to bioengineering.
Holloway and her research group focus on advancing tissue engineering for medical applications, specifically regenerating tissue and restoring its function. Many current approaches to intervention can help regrow some tissue after an injury, but the mechanical properties are not fully restored.
“One potential reason [for this] is that the body is not regenerating the right tissue structure,” Holloway said. “So, our research focuses on how to use biomaterials to guide cells to regrow tissue with the correct structure and organization. The hope is that with the right structure, the regenerated tissue will also function properly.”