Mark Grinstaff, PhD

Mark W. Grinstaff is a Distinguished Professor of Translational Research, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Medicine as well as the Director of the NIH T32 Program in Biomaterials and the Director of the Nanotechnology Innovation Center at Boston University.

Mark received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois under the mentorship of Professor Kenneth S. Suslick and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology with Professor Harry B. Gray. Mark's awards include the ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award, NSF Career Award, Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, Camille Dreyfus Teacher- Scholar, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Edward M. Kennedy Award for Health Care Innovation, and a Founding Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is an author or co-author on more than 225 peer-reviewed manuscripts, given more than 300 oral presentations, and an inventor or co- inventor on more than 200 issued patents or pending applications. His students and fellows have given more than 125 oral presentations and 350 posters at national and international meetings.

Mark's current research activities involve the synthesis of new macromolecules and biomaterials, self-assembly chemistry, imaging contrast agents, drug delivery, and wound repair. His group pursues highly interdisciplinary research in the areas of biomedical engineering and macromolecular chemistry. The major goal in these research projects is to elucidate the underlying fundamental chemistry and engineering principles and to use that insight to direct our creative and scientific efforts. In one of their current research projects, they are designing, synthesizing, and characterizing novel dendrimers, termed “biodendrimers,” for tissue engineering and biotechnological applications. Currently, they are evaluating these novel biomaterials for the repair of corneal lacerations, for the delivery of anti-cancer drugs, for the delivery of DNA, and as temporary biodegradable scaffolds for cartilage repair. In a second project, they are creating novel polymeric coatings termed “interfacial biomaterials” that control biology on plastic, metal, and ceramic surfaces. In a third project, they are designing new polymeric films and nanoparticles loaded with anticancer drugs for the prevention of recurrent cancer after surgical resection.

Mark is a co-founder of several companies that are commercializing his ideas, and he has several products being sold and used in the clinic.

Director
Boston University
Nanotechnology Innovation Center (BUnano)


Professor
Boston University College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering


Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

Associate Director for Engineering & Sciences
Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center


Member
Boston University
Pulmonary Center


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


Member
Boston University
Genome Science Institute


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences



2012 National Academy of Inventors Charter Fellow
2012 Kern Faculty Fellow
2011 Stevenson Biomaterials Lecturer, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, Syracuse University
2010 Boston University Innovator of the Year
2010 Elected to AIMBE (College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical & Biomedical Engineering)
2010 Professeur Invité and Certificat sur Honneur, Université de Bordeaux (Bordeaux II)
2009 COE Distinguished Faculty Fellow (5-year Endowed Fellowship)
2008 Edward M. Kennedy Award for Health Care Innovation
2007 Professeurr Invité and Certificat sur Honneur, Université de la Maditerranée (Aix-Marseille II)
2006 Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nanomedicine
2001 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award
2001 Johnson and Johnson Focused Giving Grant Recipient
2000 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
2000 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
1999 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
1999 NSF Career Award
1998 Whitaker Foundation Grant Recipient
1994 ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award
1993 NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship
1991 T.S. Piper Award for Outstanding Inorganic Research
1990 The ACS Fellowship of the Colloid & Surface Division (Sponsored by Procter & Gamble)
1989 University of Illinois Chemistry Department Fellowship


SUPERHYDROPHOBIC DRUG LOADED BUTTRESSES FOR PREVENTION OF LUNG TUMOR RECURRENCE
02/15/2019 - 01/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R01CA232708-02

Optimization of Nanoparticle Tumor-Localization and Drug-Loading for Treating Mesothelioma 1 R01 CA232056-01
02/01/2019 - 01/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R01CA232056-02

Tumor Specific Delivery of Verticillin A Overcomes Epigenetic Silencing Responsible for Drug Resistance
04/01/2018 - 03/31/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R01CA227433-03

A Biomaterials Strategy to Maintain Functionality in Osteoarthritic Cartilage
12/15/2019 - 11/30/2022 (PI)
National Science Foundation
DMR-1905673

Translational Research in Biomaterials
09/09/2020 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering
2T32EB006359-11

Relaxin-2 as a Novel Protein Therapeutic for the Treatment of Shoulder Arthrofibrosis
09/10/2020 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
1R56AR075788-01A1

Prolonged Intranasal Delivery of Ketamine Using Mucoadhesive Particles
06/01/2018 - 05/31/2021 (PI)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Federal Medical School


Prolonged Intranasal Delivery of Ketamine Using Mucoadhesive Particles
06/01/2018 - 05/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Uniformed Services University Health Sciences HJF AdvOfMilitaryMed


A novel approach for reversal of autophagic defects using lysosome-targeted nanoparticles
04/15/2019 - 02/28/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of California, Los Angeles NIH NIA
5R21AG060456-02

R21: Acidic Nanoparticles for Restoration of Autophagy in Age-associated NAFLD
04/01/2019 - 01/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5R21AG063373-02

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 SUPERHYDROPHOBIC DRUG LOADED BUTTRESSES FOR PREVENTION OF LUNG TUMOR RECURRENCE 5R01CA232708-03
2021 OPTIMIZATION OF NANOPARTICLE TUMOR-LOCALIZATION AND DRUG-LOADING FOR TREATING MESOTHELIOMA 5R01CA232056-03
2020 Relaxin-2 as a Novel Protein Therapeutic for the Treatment of Shoulder Arthrofibrosis 1R56AR075788-01A1
2020 Translational Research in Biomaterials 2T32EB006359-11 42
2020 A novel approach for reversal of autophagic defects using lysosome-targeted nanoparticles 5R21AG060456-02
2020 A novel approach for reversal of autophagic defects using lysosome-targeted nanoparticles 5R21AG060456-02
2020 R21: Acidic Nanoparticles for Restoration of Autophagy in Age-associated NAFLD 5R21AG063373-02
2020 R21: Acidic Nanoparticles for Restoration of Autophagy in Age-associated NAFLD 5R21AG063373-02
2020 SUPERHYDROPHOBIC DRUG LOADED BUTTRESSES FOR PREVENTION OF LUNG TUMOR RECURRENCE 5R01CA232708-02
2020 OPTIMIZATION OF NANOPARTICLE TUMOR-LOCALIZATION AND DRUG-LOADING FOR TREATING MESOTHELIOMA 5R01CA232056-02
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  1. Song J, Michas C, Chen CS, White AE, Grinstaff MW. Controlled Cell Alignment Using Two-Photon Direct Laser Writing-Patterned Hydrogels in 2D and 3D. Macromol Biosci. 2021 Mar 19; e2100051. PMID: 33738917
     
  2. Paakkari P, Inkinen SI, Honkanen MKM, Prakash M, Shaikh R, Nieminen MT, Grinstaff MW, Mäkelä JTA, Töyräs J, Honkanen JTJ. Quantitative dual contrast photon-counting computed tomography for assessment of articular cartilage health. Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 10; 11(1):5556. PMID: 33692379
     
  3. Klionsky DJ, Abdel-Aziz AK, Abdelfatah S, Abdellatif M, Abdoli A, Abel S, Abeliovich H, Abildgaard MH, Abudu YP, Acevedo-Arozena A, Adamopoulos IE, Adeli K, Adolph TE, Adornetto A, Aflaki E, Agam G, Agarwal A, Aggarwal BB, Agnello M, Agostinis P, Agrewala JN, Agrotis A, Aguilar PV, Ahmad ST, Ahmed ZM, Ahumada-Castro U, Aits S, Aizawa S, Akkoc Y, Akoumianaki T, Akpinar HA, Al-Abd AM, Al-Akra L, Al-Gharaibeh A, Alaoui-Jamali MA, Alberti S, Alcocer-Gómez E, Alessandri C, Ali M, Alim Al-Bari MA, Aliwaini S, Alizadeh J, Almacellas E, Almasan A, Alonso A, Alonso GD, Altan-Bonnet N, Altieri DC, Álvarez ÉMC, Alves S, Alves da Costa C, Alzaharna MM, Amadio M, Amantini C, Amaral C, Ambrosio S, Amer AO, Ammanathan V, An Z, Andersen SU, Andrabi SA, Andrade-Silva M, Andres AM, Angelini S, Ann D, Anozie UC, Ansari MY, Antas P, Antebi A, Antón Z, Anwar T, Apetoh L, Apostolova N, Araki T, Araki Y, Arasaki K, Araújo WL, Araya J, Arden C, Arévalo MA, Arguelles S, Arias E, Arikkath J, Arimoto H, Ariosa AR, Armstrong-James D, Arnauné-Pelloquin L, Aroca A, Arroyo DS, Arsov I, Artero R, Asaro DML, Aschner M, Ashrafizadeh M, Ashur-Fabian O, Atanasov AG, Au AK, Auberger P, Auner HW, Aurelian L, Autelli R, Avagliano L, Ávalos Y, Aveic S, Aveleira CA, Avin-Wittenberg T, Aydin Y, Ayton S, Ayyadevara S, Azzopardi M, Baba M, Backer JM, Backues SK, Bae DH, Bae ON, Bae SH, Baehrecke EH, Baek A, Baek SH, Baek SH, Bagetta G, Bagniewska-Zadworna A, Bai H, Bai J, Bai X, Bai Y, Bairagi N, Baksi S, Balbi T, Baldari CT, Balduini W, Ballabio A, Ballester M, Balazadeh S, Balzan R, Bandopadhyay R, Banerjee S, Banerjee S, Bánréti Á, Bao Y, Baptista MS, Baracca A, Barbati C, Bargiela A, Barilà D, Barlow PG, Barmada SJ, Barreiro E, Barreto GE, Bartek J, Bartel B, Bartolome A, Barve GR, Basagoudanavar SH, Bassham DC, Bast RC, Basu A, Batoko H, Batten I, Baulieu EE, Baumgarner BL, Bayry J, Beale R, Beau I, Beaumatin F, Bechara LRG, Beck GR, Beers MF, Begun J, Behrends C, Behrens GMN, Bei R, Bejarano E, Bel S, Behl C, Belaid A, Belgareh-Touzé N, Bellarosa C, Belleudi F, Belló Pérez M, Bello-Morales R, Beltran JSO, Beltran S, Benbrook DM, Bendorius M, Benitez BA, Benito-Cuesta I, Bensalem J, Berchtold MW, Berezowska S, Bergamaschi D, Bergami M, Bergmann A, Berliocchi L, Berlioz-Torrent C, Bernard A, Berthoux L, Besirli CG, Besteiro S, Betin VM, Beyaert R, Bezbradica JS, Bhaskar K, Bhatia-Kissova I, Bhattacharya R, Bhattacharya S, Bhattacharyya S, Bhuiyan MS, Bhutia SK, Bi L, Bi X, Biden TJ, Bijian K, Billes VA, Binart N, Bincoletto C, Birgisdottir AB, Bjorkoy G, Blanco G, Blas-Garcia A, Blasiak J, Blomgran R, Blomgren K, Blum JS, Boada-Romero E, Boban M, Boesze-Battaglia K, Boeuf P, Boland B, Bomont P, Bonaldo P, Bonam SR, Bonfili L, Bonifacino JS, Boone BA, Bootman MD, Bordi M, Borner C, Bornhauser BC, Borthakur G, Bosch J, Bose S, Botana LM, Botas J, Boulanger CM, Boulton ME, Bourdenx M, Bourgeois B, Bourke NM, Bousquet G, Boya P, Bozhkov PV, Bozi LHM, Bozkurt TO, Brackney DE, Brandts CH, Braun RJ, Braus GH, Bravo-Sagua R, Bravo-San Pedro JM, Brest P, Bringer MA, Briones-Herrera A, Broaddus VC, Brodersen P, Brodsky JL, Brody SL, Bronson PG, Bronstein JM, Brown CN, Brown RE, Brum PC, Brumell JH, Brunetti-Pierri N, Bruno D, Bryson-Richardson RJ, Bucci C, Buchrieser C, Bueno M, Buitrago-Molina LE, Buraschi S, Buch S, Buchan JR, Buckingham EM, Budak H, Budini M, Bultynck G, Burada F, Burgoyne JR, Burón MI, Bustos V, Büttner S, Butturini E, Byrd A, Cabas I, Cabrera-Benitez S, Cadwell K, Cai J, Cai L, Cai Q, Cairó M, Calbet JA, Caldwell GA, Caldwell KA, Call JA, Calvani R, Calvo AC, Calvo-Rubio Barrera M, Camara NO, Camonis JH, Camougrand N, Campanella M, Campbell EM, Campbell-Valois FX, Campello S, Campesi I, Campos JC, Camuzard O, Cancino J, Candido de Almeida D, Canesi L, Caniggia I, Canonico B, Cantí C, Cao B, Caraglia M, Caramés B, Carchman EH, Cardenal-Muñoz E, Cardenas C, Cardenas L, Cardoso SM, Carew JS, Carle GF, Carleton G, Carloni S, Carmona-Gutierrez D, et al. GuideView Related Profiles. PMID: 33634751
     
  4. Zhu H, Klement JD, Lu C, Redd PS, Yang D, Smith AD, Poschel DB, Zou J, Liu D, Wang PG, Ostrov D, Coant N, Hannun YA, Colby AH, Grinstaff MW, Liu K. Asah2 Represses the p53-Hmox1 Axis to Protect Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells from Ferroptosis. J Immunol. 2021 Mar 15; 206(6):1395-1404. PMID: 33547170
     
  5. Rai P, Janardhan KS, Meacham J, Madenspacher JH, Lin WC, Karmaus PWF, Martinez J, Li QZ, Yan M, Zeng J, Grinstaff MW, Shirihai OS, Taylor GA, Fessler MB. IRGM1 links mitochondrial quality control to autoimmunity. Nat Immunol. 2021 Mar; 22(3):312-321.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33510463
     
  6. Al Subeh ZY, Chu NQ, Korunes-Miller JT, Tsai LL, Graf TN, Hung YP, Pearce CJ, Grinstaff MW, Colby AH, Colson YL, Oberlies NH. Delivery of eupenifeldin via polymer-coated surgical buttresses prevents local lung cancer recurrence. J Control Release. 2021 Mar 10; 331:260-269. PMID: 33484778
     
  7. Otto IA, Capendale PE, Garcia JP, de Ruijter M, van Doremalen RFM, Castilho M, Lawson T, Grinstaff MW, Breugem CC, Kon M, Levato R, Malda J. Biofabrication of a shape-stable auricular structure for the reconstruction of ear deformities. Mater Today Bio. 2021 Jan; 9:100094. PMID: 33665603
     
  8. Zeng J, Shirihai OS, Grinstaff MW. Modulating lysosomal pH: a molecular and nanoscale materials design perspective. J Life Sci (Westlake Village). 2020 Dec; 2(4):25-37.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33403369
     
  9. Scott KM, Cohen DJ, Hays M, Nielson DW, Grinstaff MW, Lawson TB, Snyder BD, Boyan BD, Schwartz Z. Regulation of inflammatory and catabolic responses to IL-1ß in rat articular chondrocytes by microRNAs miR-122 and miR-451. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2021 Jan; 29(1):113-123. PMID: 33161100
     
  10. Nelson BB, Mäkelä JTA, Lawson TB, Patwa AN, Snyder BD, McIlwraith CW, Grinstaff MW, Goodrich LR, Kawcak CE. Cationic contrast-enhanced computed tomography distinguishes between reparative, degenerative, and healthy equine articular cartilage. J Orthop Res. 2020 Oct 26. PMID: 33104251
     
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Bar chart showing 334 publications over 32 distinct years, with a maximum of 26 publications in 2016

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201412
201516
201626
201719
201823
201925
202020
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Biomaterials
Drug Delivery
Macromolecular Chemistry and Engineering
Nanodevices
Self-Assembly
Tissue Engineering
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