Juan Melero-Martin, PhD
|Hospital Title||Research Associate|
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
300 Longwood Avenue
Enders 349 (Office), 350 (Lab)
Boston MA 02115
Tissue Engineering holds great promise in regenerative medicine as an alternative approach to replace diseased and damaged tissues. A challenge in tissue engineering is to generate tissues with a functional vascular bed. Our lab is interested in developing cell-based strategies to generate both vascular networks and vascularized tissues using human postnatal cells.
About Juan Melero-Martin
Dr. Melero-Martin graduated in Chemical Engineering from University of Sevilla, Spain, in 1998. He went on to earn a PhD in biochemical engineering from University of Birmingham, UK in 2005. Dr. Melero-Martin's doctoral research focused on cartilage tissue engineering, and was sponsored by Smith & Nephew. From 2005 to 2008, he trained as a post-doctoral fellow in the Vascular Biology Program at Children's Hospital in Boston. He joined the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Children's Hospital in 2008. In 2009, he received a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the NIH.
- Induction of erythropoiesis using human vascular networks genetically-engineered for controlled erythropoietin release. Lin RZ, Dreyzin A, Aamodt K, Li D, Jaminet SCS, Dudley AC, Melero-Martin JM. Blood 2011; 118(20):5420-8 PDF
- Engineering robust and functional vascular networks in vivo with human adult and cord blood-derived progenitor cells. Melero-Martin JM, De Obaldia ME, Kang SY, Khan ZA, Yuan L, Oettgen P, Bischoff J. Circ Res 2008; 103(2): 194-202. PDF
- In vivo vasculogenic potential of human blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells. Melero-Martin JM, Khan ZA, Picard A, Wu X, Paruchuri S, Bischoff J. Blood 2007; 109(11): 4761-8. PDF