Todd C. McDevitt, Ph.D., graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) from Duke University in 1997 after double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Todd received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2001.
n August of 2004, Todd joined the faculty in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology / Emory University. In 2009 he was appointed as a Petit Faculty Fellow in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and was named as the Director of the Stem Cell Engineering Center at Georgia Tech.
The McDevitt laboratory is focused on the development of engineering approaches to translate the potential of stem cells into viable regenerative therapies and in vitro diagnostics.
McDevitt is a young leader aiming to help define the new burgeoning field of “stem cell engineering” via a combination of research, education and policy efforts. His scholarly activities at the interface of biomaterials, tissue engineering and stem cell research have been recognized by receipt of the 2010 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Biomaterials, election to the North American council for the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-NA), and one of 30 U.S. scientists age 45 and under to be invited to participate in the Frontiers of Engineering symposia series hosted by the National Academy of Engineering.