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Jennifer Robinson

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research focus

Polymeric biomaterials, cell mechanics, tissue engineering


Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M, 2014
B.S. Bioengineering, Rice University, 2009

Jennifer Robinson is the endowed chair in Women’s Sports Medicine and Lifetime Fitness and core faculty in the Institute for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington. She joined Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine as an assistant professor in January. Prior to joining the UW, Robinson was an assistant professor in chemical engineering at the University of Kansas.

Robinson designs and fabricates biomaterials and tests them with human cells to see how they interact. These materials could lead cells to regenerate tissue and would impact people with injuries and diseases like osteoarthritis. She has received numerous awards, including the NIH NIGMS R35 MIRA Award and the Rosalind Franklin Society/Mary Ann Liebert Award.