New Faculty Member Dr. Marley Dewey Joins UCSB Bioengineering

 Dr. Dewey's research focuses on engineering cellular signals for regenerative medicine

July 26, 2023
Marley Dewey
Marley Dewey

UCSB Bioengineering is proud to announce that Dr. Marley Dewey has joined the department as a our newest Assistant Professor!

Dr. Dewey earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine (2012) and her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2021). During her graduate career, she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF-GRFP), won various image of research contests, and was awarded the Annual Innovation Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis (University of Illinois). As a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Brendan Harley, she modified the mechanical, immunological, osteogenic, and antimicrobial properties mineralized collagen scaffolds for enhanced repair of large-scale, craniomaxillofacial bone defects. After her graduate career, she worked as a postdoc in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Badylak at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. There she was awarded an NIH TL1 Clinical and Translational Science Fellowship for the use of a new class of extracellular vesicle (matrix-bound nanovesicles) for optic nerve repair. Dr. Dewey's lab aims to combine biomaterials with extracellular vesicles for skeletal repair and disease treatment, including broader impacts in marine biology.

If you are interested in Dr. Dewey's research or joining her lab, click on the link below.