Professor Rocky S. Tuan

Vice-Chancellor / President
Lee Quo Wei and Lee Yick Hoi Lun Professor of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Professor Rocky S. Tuan

Education & Employment

Education

1972-1977
Rockefeller University, New York, NY
1971-1972
Berea College, Berea, KY
1970-1971
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
1969-1970
Berea College, Berea, KY

Employment

2018-present
Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2018-present
Lee Quo Wei and Lee Yick Hoi Lun Professor of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2016-2017
Distinguished Visiting Professor and Director, Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2014-present
Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
2012-2017
Associate Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
2012-2017
Founding Director, Center for Military Medicine Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2012-2017
Visiting Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China
2010-present
Co-Director, Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine
2009-present
Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh
2009-2017
Professor and Executive Vice Chairman for Orthopaedic Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, & Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Chair in Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2009-present
Director, Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2002-2010
Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington D.C.
2002-2010
Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C.
2001-2009
Chief, Cartilage Biology and Orthopaedics Branch, National Institute of Arthritis, and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
1997-2003
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia
1998-2001
Director, Cell and Tissue Engineering Ph.D. Program, Thomas Jefferson University
1996-2001
Vice-Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
1992-1995
Academic Director, M.D.& Ph.D. Program, Thomas Jefferson University
1988-2001
Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Thomas Jefferson University
1988-2003
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
1980-1990
Assistant/Associate Professor/Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1980
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal biology; stem cells; tissue engineering and regeneration; molecular orthopaedics; biomaterials; 3D printing, tissue chip technologies.

Honours & Awards

2017
Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
2016
Fellow of the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies
2016
Clemson Award, Society for Biomaterials
2016
Carnegie Science Award in Life Sciences
2015
Chancellor's Distinguished Research Senior Scholar Award, University of Pittsburgh
2014
Raine Visiting Professor, University of Western Australia
2014
Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
2009
Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Chair in Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
2009
Mark W. Allam Lecturer, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
2006, 2007
Special Recognition Award, NIH Undergraduate Scholars Program
2004
Chief Scientist Pro-Tempore, Hospital for Special Surgery
2004
Outstanding Mentor Award, National Institutes of Health
2004
Marshall Urist Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration Research, Orthopaedic Research Society
2003
Merit Award, NIAMS, National Institutes of Health
2000
College of Fellows, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
1997
Hap Paul Award, International Society of Technologies in Arthroplasty
1996
Coventry Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1987
M.A. (Hon.), University of Pennsylvania
1981
Basil O'Connor Award, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1979
Arthritis Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
1977
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship
1975
Sigma Xi Honor Society, Rockefeller University
1972
Austin Scholar Award, Berea College
1971
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Berea College

Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies

2016-present
Board of Trustees, Berea College
2012-present
World Orthopaedic Alliance
2011-present
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
2011-present
American Association of Anatomists
2010-present
International Cartilage Repair Society
2009-present
American Society for Matrix Biology
2007-present
International Society for Stem Cell Research
2004-present
Osteoarthritis Research Society International
2002-present
Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine International Society
2001-present
Teratology Society
1995-present
Biomedical Engineering Society
1991-present
American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
1988-present
Orthopaedic Research Society
1986-present
American Society for Cell Biology
1980-present
Society for Developmental Biology
1984-1988
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
1977-1979
Tanglewood Festival Chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
1972-1977
New York Choral Society

Current Editorial Board Memberships

2003-2017
Founding Editor-In-Chief, Birth Defects Research; Part C – Embryo Today
2004-present
Editorial Section Head, 'Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration', Faculty of 1000 (Medicine)
2009-present
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Stem Cell Research and Therapy
2011-present
Associate Editor, Stem Cell: Translational Medicine
2012-present
Editorial Board, Tissue Engineering
2015-present
Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
2016-present
Editorial Board, FASEB Journal