Robert E. Guldberg

Principle Investigator


Dr. Guldberg received all of his degrees from the University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering. After finishing his Ph.D., he completed a summer course in physiology at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory before beginning a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology. Dr. Guldberg is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a Program Faculty member of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.In November 2009, he was appointed Director of the Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) at Georgia Tech after serving as Associate Director since 2004. Dr. Guldberg's research interests focus on musculoskeletal growth and development, functional regeneration following traumatic injury, and degenerative diseases, including skeletal fragility and arthritis. His research is supported by the NIH, NSF, DoD, and several biotechnology companies. Dr. Guldberg is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and a Woodruff Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He holds several national and international leadership positions. He serves on four journal editorial boards, the Research Advisory Council of the AO Foundation based in Davos, Switzerland, and the International Advisory Board for the Julius Wolff Institut in Berlin, Germany. In 2008, Dr. Guldberg was elected President-Elect of the North American Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-NA). Dr. Guldberg lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife Tina and two children, Sophia and Michael.

Additional Info

Director, Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience

Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering