Michael Detamore, Ph.D.

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Member, Center for Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology

Ph.D., Rice University, 2004


Michael Detamore is a Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering and Director of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the University of Kansas.  He came to KU in 2004 after earning his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D. in bioengineering from Rice University.  He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the Coulter Foundation Translational Research Award, and was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at NUI Galway in Ireland in 2011.  His research interests are biomaterials, biomechanics, stem cells and tissue engineering.  Tissue engineering efforts focus primarily on bone and cartilage regeneration, including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), knee, cranium, and trachea.  Central research themes include umbilical cord stem cells and gradients in tissue engineering.  He has published over 70 papers, and has been awarded four patents.  He has also given over 50 invited lectures around the world, including in the United States, Italy, Switzerland, Scotland, Ireland, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, India and Japan. 

Selected Publications

Khanlari A, Suekama TC, DETAMORE MS, Gehrke SH, "Structurally diverse and readily tunable photocrosslinked chondroitin sulfate based copolymers," Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 53(15): 1070-1079, 2015

Gupta V, Mohan N, Berkland CJ, DETAMORE MS, "Microsphere-based scaffolds carrying opposing gradients of chondroitin sulfate and tricalcium phosphate," Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3(96): 1-15, 2015

Beck EC, Lohman B, Tabakh D, Kieweg SL, Gehrke SH, Berkland CJ, DETAMORE MS, "Enabling surgical placement of hydrogels through achieving paste-like rheological behavior in hydrogel precursor solutions," Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 43(10):2569-2576, 2015

Sutherland AJ, DETAMORE MS, "Bioactive microsphere-based scaffolds containing decellularized cartilage," Macromolecular Bioscience, 15(7):979-89, 2015

Ott LM, Vu CH, Farris AL, Fox KD, Galbraith RA, Weiss ML, Weatherly MD, DETAMORE MS, "Functional reconstruction of tracheal defects by protein-loaded, cell-seeded, fibrous constructs in rabbits," Tissue Engineering Part A, 21(17-18): 2390-2403, 2015

Mohan N, Gupta V, Sridharan B, Mellott AJ, Easley JT, Palmer RH, Galbraith RA, Key VH, Berkland CJ, DETAMORE MS, "Microsphere-based gradient implants for osteochondral regeneration: a long term study in sheep," Regenerative Medicine, 10(6):709-28, 2015

Sridharan B, Sharma B, DETAMORE MS, "A roadmap to commercialization of cartilage therapy in the United States of America," Tissue Engineering Part B, In Press, 2015

Sridharan B, Lin SM, Hwu AT, Laflin AD, DETAMORE MS, "Stem cells in aggregate form to enhance chondrogenesis in hydrogels," PLoS One, Accepted, 2015

Salash JR, Hossameldin RH, Almarza AJ, Chou JC, McCain JP, Mercuri LG, Wolford LM, DETAMORE MS, "Potential indications for tissue engineering in TMJ surgery," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Accepted, 2015

Beck EC, Barragan M, Tadros MH, Kiyotake E, Acosta F, Kieweg SL, DETAMORE MS, "Chondroinductive hydrogel pastes composed of naturally derived devitalized cartilage," Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Accepted, 2015 (Special issue on 'Emerging Trends in Biomaterials Research')  

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Michael Detamore, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence