Cato Laurencin MD, PhD is U. of Connecticut (UConn) univ. prof., Albert and Wilda Van Dusen dist. prof. of Orthopaedic Surgery, prof. of Chem., Materials and Biomed. Engr., prof. of Materials Sci. and Engr. He is dir. of Raymond and Beverly Sackler Ctr. for Biomed., Biol., Phys. and Engr. Scs., and of the Inst. for Regenerative Engr., and CEO of the Connecticut Inst. for Clin. and Translational Science. He did his undergraduate degree in chem. engr. at Princeton, medical degree at Harvard (magna cum laude) and PhD at MIT. He was named to America's Top Doctors and America's Top Surgeons. He is a fellow of: Am. Surgical Assoc.; Am. Inst. for Medical and Biological Engineering; Am. College of Surgeons; Am. Acad. of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Intl. Fellow in Biomaterials Science and Engr.; Named one of 100 Engineers of the Modern Era, AICHE; elected member, Natl. Acad. of Medicine, NAS, and Natl. Acad. of Engineering. He received the Natl Institutes of Health Pioneer Award.