Dr. Cheryl T. Gomillion is Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. She received her B.S. in Biosystems Engineering with an emphasis in Applied Biotechnology from Clemson University, and she completed both her Master’s and Ph.D. in Bioengineering at Clemson University, making her a “Triple Tiger”. After completion of her doctoral degree, she moved to the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Reconstructive Sciences, awarded as part of the UCHC School of Dental Medicine NIH Institutional Training Grant for Skeletal, Craniofacial, and Oral Biology. She then transitioned to a Postdoctoral Associate position at Yale University School of Medicine in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Gomillion joined the faculty at UGA in 2015. Her research interests are in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, with a specific emphasis on the following: (1) design and evaluation of biomaterials for therapeutic purposes; (2) application of materials for engineering tissue systems; and (3) advanced engineering strategies for developing in vitro models and culture systems. Dr. Gomillion was awarded an NSF Career Award in 2022 to support her research, education, and outreach efforts.