Professional Info

Prof. KER, Dai Fei Elmer

(Assistant Professor)

Personal Information

Assistant Professor of the Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Office: (852) 3943 4497
Email: elmerker@cuhk.edu.hk
Address: Room 125A, 1/F, Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Science Building, Area 39, CUHK
Website: https://ker-lab.weebly.com/

Research Interests

1. Development of Biomaterials and Orthopaedic Devices for Interfacial Tissue Engineering
2. Development of Functional Genomic Approaches to Study Musculoskeletal Biology and Regeneration

Selected Publications

1. Ker, D.F.E.*¶, Wang, D.*, Behn, A.W., Wang, E.T.H., Zhang, X., Zhou, B.Y., Mercado-Pagan, A.E., Kim, S., Kleimeyer, J., Gharaibeh, B., Shanjani, Y., Nelson, D., Safran, M., Cheung E., Campbell, P., Yang, Y.P.¶ (2018) "Functionally-Graded, Bone- and Tendon-Like Polyurethane for Rotator Cuff Repair" Advanced Functional Materials (accepted). *Co-first authors. ¶Co-corresponding authors.

2. Ker, D.F.E., Wang, E.T.H., Sharma, R. and Yang, Y.P. (2015) “Development of mRuby2-transfected C3H10T1/2 Fibroblasts for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering” PLoS ONE 10, 1, pg. e0139054.

3. Li, M., Li, H, Ker, D.F.E., Su, H. and Yin, Z. (2015) “Cell-Sensitive Phase Contrast Microscopy Imaging by Multiple Exposures” Medical Image Analysis.

4. Mercado-Pagan, Ker, D.F.E., and Yang, Y. (2014) “Hemocompatibility evaluation of elastomeric hollow fiber membranes as vascular grafts” Journal of Biomaterial Applications 29, 4, pg. 557-565

5. Mercado-Pagan, A.E., Kang, Y., Ker, D.F.E., Park, S., Yao, J., Bishop, J., and Yang, Y. (2013) “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Elastomeric Poly(D,L-Lactide Urethane) Maleate Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering” European Polymer Journal 49, 10, pg. 3337-3349

6. Smith, D.M., Cray, J.J.Jr, Weiss, L.E., Ker, D.F.E., Shakir, S., Rottgers, S.A., Losee, J.E., Campbell, P.G. and Cooper, G.M. (2012) “Precise Control of Osteogenesis for Craniofacial Defect Repair: The Role of Direct Osteoprogenitor Contact in BMP-2-based Bioprinting” Annals of Plastic Surgery 69, 4, pg. 485-488

7. Gao, Y., Smith, E., Ker, D.F.E., Campbell, P.G., Cheng, E., Zou, S., Lin, S., Wang, L., Halene, S. and Krause, D.S. (2012) “Role of RhoA Specific Guanine Exchange Factors in Regulation of Endomitosis in Megakaryocytes.” Developmental Cell 22, 3, pg. 573-584.

8. Ker, D.F.E., Chu, B., Phillippi, J.A., Gharaibeh, B., Huard, J., Weiss, L.E., Campbell, P.G. (2011) “Engineering spatial control of multiple differentiation fates within a stem cell population.” Biomaterials 32, 13, pg. 3413-3422.

9. Ker, D.F.E., Nain, A., Weiss, L.E., Wang, J., Suhan, J., Amon, C. and Campbell, P.G. (2011) “Bioprinting of Growth Factors onto Aligned Sub-micron Fibrous Scaffolds for Simultaneous Control of Cell Differentiation and Alignment” Biomaterials 32, 32, pg. 8097-8107.

10. Ker, D.F.E., Weiss, L.E., Junkers, S.N., Chen, M., Yin, Z., Sandboth, M.F., Huh, S., Eom, S., Bise, R., Osuna-Highley, E., Kanade, T. and Campbell, P.G. (2011) “Automating the Decision Process for Real-Time Adaptive Subculture of Stem Cells.” PLoS ONE 6, 11, pg. e27672.



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