Scientific Advisory Board
Martin J. Bide, Ph.D.: Dr. Bide, Professor in the Department of Textiles and former Chair of the Department (completion of term), serves as a scientific advisor for BioSurfaces, Inc. Dr. Bide received his Doctoral Degree from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom in 1979. He is a Fellow of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, and an active member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), where he has chaired the committees on Applied Dyeing Theory and Safety, Health and Environmental Technology. He now chairs the Publications Committee, and has just finished a three-year term as the Association’s New England Regional Vice President. Dr. Bide also serves as the acting President of the AATCC. At the undergraduate level he teaches textile science subjects, including TMD 303, 313 (Textile Science and Lab), TMD 403 (Textile Performance), TMD413 (Dyeing and Finishing) and TMD 113 (Color Science). Research interests are dyeing, printing, dyestuff analysis, wool processing, and color science, the environmental effects of textile processing, and biomedical textiles. He has worked on pollution prevention projects in Tunisia, Ecuador and India. With Margaret Ordo’ez, he finished a contract to provide the FBI a database of dyed fibers, and spoke at the Fall 2004 Forensic Science seminar series. Additional information about Dr. Bide can be found at http://www.uri.edu/hss/tmd/Martin.htm.
Philip J. Brown, Ph.D.: Dr Brown, The J R Swetenburg Sr. Endowed Chair Professor in Engineering in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University, serves as a scientific advisor for BioSurfaces, Inc. Dr Brown Phil joined School of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University as a faculty member in January 2002. He earned a BSc Hons in 1987 in textile chemistry and received a Ph.D from The School of Textile Industries in Leeds in 1991. After a few years of research work , including 1.5 years at Heriot Watt University as a teaching/research fellow , he went back to Leeds as a lecturer in the School of Textile Industries at Leeds University. Dr. Brown’s current research interests include, but are not limited to, fiber spinning and the production of deep groove capillary surface channeled fibers, fabrication of polymeric photonic crystal fibers, the production and properties of hollow fiber membranes including examination of phase inversion conditions, the dry jet wet and wet spinning of fibers, electrospinning of fibers and nanofibers. Additional interests are in the broader areas of dyeing and finishing, including self cleaning fabrics and fibers, the crosslinking of synthetic fibers and the application of UV laser radiation to textile substrates. Additionally Phil is the Chair of the Materials Interest Group of the ATCC a participant on the AATCC publications committee and a member of ACS and the Fiber Society. Additional information about Dr. Brown can be found at http://www.clemson.edu/mse/Faculty/brown.htm.
Michael S. Conte, M.D.: Dr. Conte, Professor and Chief of the Vascular Surgery Department at the University of California (San Francisco), serves as scientific advisor for BioSurfaces, Inc. Prior to moving to the University of California, Dr. Conte was an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of Vascular Surgery Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He was also Co-Director of the Clinical Trials Group at the Center for Surgery and Public Health, a joint initiative of Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Conte is a vascular surgeon-scientist whose translational research program has encompassed the range from basic laboratory investigations to large multi-center clinical trials. His research has focused on molecular therapies for control of the vascular injury response, with a goal of improving the long-term results of cardiovascular grafts and interventional procedures. His basic and clinical research programs have each been supported by the NHLBI. Dr. Conte served as Lead Investigator of the PREVENT III trial, a multi-center, Phase III study of an oligonucleotide therapy for the prevention of peripheral vein graft failure. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, as well as numerous book chapters and reviews. He is a member of several academic societies including a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Society of University Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, and the New England Society for Vascular Surgery. He has served on the scientific advisory board of several biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Circulation, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and Vascular. He has an active clinical practice in vascular surgery, which includes complex limb revascularization, aortic and carotid artery surgery, and hemodialysis access. Additional information about Dr. Conte can be found at http://surgery.ucsf.edu/faculty/division-chiefs/michael-s-conte,-md.aspx
Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D.: Dr. LoGerfo, the Distinguished William V. McDermott Professor of Surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and former Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, serves as a scientific advisor for BioSurfaces, Inc. Dr. LoGerfo has been involved extensively in research related to prosthetic vascular grafts for over 32 years. Within this time period, an unprecedented 300 publications and presentations associated with prosthetic graft implantation procedures, mechanisms of graft failure and research directed toward creating a biocompatible graft have been established. Dr. LoGerfo has numerous patents regarding surface immobilization of various agents. Dr. LoGerfo is also the Director of the William J. von Liebig Foundation, the Vascular Devices and Technology Initiative at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-Longwood Basic Research Training in Vascular Surgery as well as serves on the Board of Directors for PolyMedica Corporation. Additional information about Dr. LoGerfo can be found at http://home.caregroup.org/templatesnew/departments/BID/…/labfaculty.htm.