Dr Carl Simon
Dr. Simon is a biologist in the Biomaterials Group at NIST where he develops measurements and standards for evaluating how the physical properties of 3D tissue scaffolds influence stem cell differentiation. He has developed combinatorial methods for screening cell-material interactions where the material is presented to the cell in a 3D scaffold format. Recent efforts have been towards measurement of scaffold stem cell niches to enable scaffold selection based on the targeted stem cell 3D morphology. Dr. Simon is Chair of ASTM International Committee F04.43 “Cells and Tissue-Engineered Constructs” and is active ISO where he develops consensus testing standards and reference materials to advance regenerative medicine and the development of cell therapy products. He earned a B.S. in Biology from Bucknell University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Virginia focusing on signal transduction during human platelet aggregation. He trained as a post-doctoral fellow in NIST Polymers Division and is currently a staff scientist and Project Leader. Dr. Simon holds leadership positions in ASTM International and the Society for Biomaterials and is on the Editorial Boards for “Biomaterials” and “Journal of Biomedical Materials Research – Applied Biomaterials”.