Benjamin Keselowsk

Benjamin Keselowsk

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering | Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Research Summary:

Dr. Keselowsky’s research focuses on engineering biomaterial cell interactions, and targeted controlled release of immune modulating factors to direct immune cell function. Biomaterials undergo complex interactions with cells of the immune system upon implantation. These interactions are incompletely understood and poorly controlled, which complicates the ability to achieve favorable outcomes in clinical applications. Dr. Keselowsky’s lab focuses its efforts on both a basic understanding of interactions of immune cells with biomaterials as well as the engineering of biomaterials capable of directing immunological processes. This work has wide-ranging implications in diverse fields such as implanted devices, therapeutic vaccines, tissue engineering and combination products.

Honors and Awards:

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Immunology and Regenerative Medicine, 2017
  • Editorial Board, Journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, 2016
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 2015-2016
  • Faculty Research in Excellence Award, University of Florida Department of Biomedical Engineering, 2015
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2014