Principal Investigator

Elizabeth J. Brisbois, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 
University of Georgia
School of Chemical, Materials & Biomedical Engineering

About Me

Dr. Brisbois obtained a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education at Concordia University Nebraska.  She earned her Ph.D. in Analytical/Materials Chemistry at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Brisbois was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Surgery where she worked in the Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Laboratory.  Prior to her graduate studies, she participated in NSF-REUs at the University of Kansas and Colorado State University.  She also worked as an R&D analyst at Novartis Consumer Health to develop QC testing methods for current and new products.

The Brisbois lab is supported by competitive research grants from NIH, JDRF, CDC, and Georgia CTSA.  Throughout her academic career, she has been awarded several honors including: American Chemical Society PMSE Young Investigator Award, Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award (Surface Characterization & Modification SIG), an NIH F32 Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, a career development award from the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, 2016 Baxter Inc. Young Investigator Award, University of Michigan Department of Chemistry Research Excellence Fellowship, Rackham travel grant, 2 NSF-REUs, Concordia University’s Outstanding Graduate in Chemistry award. Her background in chemistry, polymers, materials science, drug delivery, microbiology, and animal models, enables her to act as a bridge between the engineers and clinical researchers in the field of biocompatible materials, fostering advances in both laboratory and clinical practices.