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D. Kacy Cullen

D. Kacy CullenD. Kacy Cullen received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 2000, an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, in 2002, and a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering in 2005, each from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.

He was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laboratory for Neuroengineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2005-2006. He was then a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Brain Injury & Repair at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA (2007-2009). Dr. Cullen’s research program operates at the intersection of Neurotrauma and Neural Engineering by applying biomedical engineering principles to better understand the causative mechanisms of neural injury, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as to develop cutting-edge neural tissue engineering-based treatments to promote regeneration and restore function (

Dr. Cullen is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (2009-present). He is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the National Neurotrauma Society, and the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Cullen has published over 30 manuscripts in reputed journals and serves on the editorial board of Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering.

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