|Ph.D.||University of Pennsylvania, 1991|
|M.S.E.||University of Pennsylvania, 1986|
|B.S.E.||University of Pennsylvania, 1985|
- DEPTARTMENT OF ENGINEERING, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, NY
Director of Bioengineering (1990-Present). Founded the Bioengineering Program. Coordinate the biomedical specialization and integrate it within the ABET accredited Engineering Science Program. Direct and create the Bioengineering Research Laboratory. Responsible for academic advisement and placement of students to graduate programs.
- Jean Nerken Distinguished Professor of Engineering (2006-2008, 2012-2014), Professor (1998-Present).
Taught courses in both Engineering and Biology Departments. Responsible for general engineering courses, developing new bioengineering courses, physiology laboratory and incorporating computer-based experiments in the laboratory. Design and supervise clinically oriented research projects for both undergraduates and graduate students.
- DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE, WEILL MEDICAL COLLEGE OF CORNELL UNIVESRITY, NY
Associate (Adjunct) Professor of Bioengineering in Medicine. (2001-Present) Investigate the role of mechanical force, such as cyclic stretch and simulated microgravity, on embryonic stem (ES) cell differentiation. Develop a bioreactor to simulate the interaction of endothelial cells with the stem cells in the bone marrow microenvironment.
- HONORS COLLEGE, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY (HUHC), NY
Mentor. (2007-Present) Guide HUHC students in the classroom, laboratory, advisement, and at extracurricular activities. Facilitate and motivate HUHC students in their pursuit of engineering as a major at Hofstra.
Dr. Rabbany is currently doing research in the field of cellular and tissue engineering as applied to the vascular system. One of the major obstacles in engineering vascularized tissue is induction of endothelial vessel networks. To this end, his research applies engineering principles to the advancements being made in the differentiation of embryonic stem (ES) cells toward engineering vascularized tissue. The focus of the research is to expand pure populations of stem cells in vitro, and influence their cell fate decisions to direct differentiation into vascular cells including functional transplantable endothelial (EC) and smooth muscle (SM) cells. Understanding the mechanistic basis of ES cell differentiation into functional ECs is critical to various aspects of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. In addition, tissue explants generated by these vascular cells can be introduced in vivo to restore function by augmenting vessel growth, in the ischemic myocardium or limbs of patients after heart attacks or diabetic vascular diseases. The projects range from elucidating the role of physical forces such as cyclic stretch, simulated microgravity, and shear stress on vascular cells and engineering of vascularized constructs. In the past, he has done research in the areas of cardiovascular Mechanics and Biosensors, and cell & receptor biomechanics.
- Displacement Immunoassay on Porous Membrane, U.S. Patent No. 6,750,031, with Ligler and Kusterbeck, June 15, 2004.
- Displacement Immunoassay on Porous Membrane, U.S. Patent No. 6,808,937, with Ligler and Kusterbeck, October 26, 2004.
- Engineering Vascularized Networks in a Three Dimensional Physiological Structures (2010, Pending)
- Growth Factors (Angiocrine) Produced by Endothelium Supports Liver Regeneration (2010, Pending)
|Hofstra University||Weill Cornell Medical College|
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