Daniel Kacy Cullen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
D. Kacy Cullen, PhD, is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (http://www.med.upenn.edu/cullenlab/). He received a PhD in biomedical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005, followed by postdoctoral fellowships in neuroengineering at Georgia Tech and at the Center for Brain Injury & Repair at Penn.
Dr. Cullen’s research program operates at the intersection of neural engineering, neurotrauma and neurodegeneration. In particular, he is a leader in neural tissue engineering repair strategies, having pioneered novel three-dimensional “living scaffolds” for neuroregeneration, micro-tissue engineering to restore brain circuitry, and “biohybrid” neuroprosthetic interfaces. Dr. Cullen also has expertise in neurotrauma and neurodegenerative disease, including mechanisms of neurophysiological dysfunction.
He is currently a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the National Neurotrauma Society and the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Cullen has published more than 35 manuscripts in reputable journals and serves on the editorial board of Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering.