Robert E. Guldberg is the Parker H. Petit Chair in Bioengineering and Bioscience. He is a Professor in the Georgiacommittee guldberg Institute of Technology's Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and Georgia Tech/Emory Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Guldberg received all of his degrees from the University of Michigan in mechanical engineering and bioengineering and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology. His research program is focused on musculoskeletal growth and development, regeneration of limb function following traumatic injury, degenerative diseases such as skeletal fragility and osteoarthritis, and novel orthopaedic devices. Dr. Guldberg has advised 48 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students over the past 20 years and published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. In 2009, Dr. Guldberg was appointed Executive Director of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) (http://www.ibb.gatech.edu/). He serves on numerous advisory and editorial boards and has held several national leadership positions, including most recently President of the Americas Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-AM). Dr. Guldberg is a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta research scholar and has been elected a Fellow of TERMIS, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).