Cheryl Gomillion, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Engineers natural tissue replacements

Phone: 706-542-0918


0219 Riverbend Research Lab South
220 Riverbend Road
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Dr. Gomillion shows students how the basics of science, technology and engineering can be applied to medical challenges. An assistant professor in the College of Engineering and a member of UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, her research focuses on engineering composite tissue systems, primarily for tissue replacements and pre-clinical tissue modeling for studying disease and screening therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Gomillion's teaching and research in Focus on Faculty.


Ph.D., Bioengineering, Clemson University, 2010
M.S., Bioengineering, Clemson University, 2005
B.S., Biosystems Engineering, emphasis in Applied Biotechnology, Clemson University, 2003

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2015 - present
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Yale School of Medicine, 2014 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut Health Center, 2011 - 2014
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Clemson University, 2006 - 2011

Area of Specialty

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Stem Cell Differentiation
  • Cell-Biomaterial Interactions
  • Multi-functional Biomaterials
  • Pre-Clinical Tissue Modeling Systems
  • Cell-based Therapeutics
  • Hard-Soft Tissue Interfaces 

Publications and Scholarly Articles

ResearchGate Page


Modular Batch Recycle Bioreactor for Cell Expansion
July 2019


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