Charles Gersbach

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Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member of Duke Cancer Institute
Contact Information:
  • Office Location: 2353C Ciemas, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-2147
  • Email Address: charles.gersbach@duke.edu
  • Web Page:
Education:

  • Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006
  • B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001

Research Interests:

Dr. Gersbach’s research interests are in gene therapy, biomolecular and cellular engineering, regenerative medicine, and synthetic biology.

Specialties:

Drug Delivery
Genomics
Tissue Repair, Tissue Engineering
Polymer and Protein Engineering
Biological Materials

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, 2013
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2012
  • Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, March of Dimes, 2011
  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award, 2011
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, 2011
  • Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association, 2010
  • Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, 2009
  • National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2009
  • F.L. Suddath Memorial Award, 2005
  • National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award, 2002-2004
  • Georgia Institute of Technology President’s Scholarship, 1998

Courses Taught:
  • BME 260L: Modeling Cellular and Molecular Systems
  • BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 562: Biology by Design (GE, MC)
  • BME 590: Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 590: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 711S: Biological Engineering Seminar Series (CBIMMS and CBTE)
  • BME 712S: Biological Engineering Seminar Series (CBIMMS and CBTE)
  • BME 899: Special Readings in Biomedical Engineering
  • EGR 391: Projects in Engineering
  • GENOME 293: Research Independent Study Genome Sciences
  • GENOME 294: Research Independent Study Genome Sciences
  • ME 717S: Biological Engineering Seminar Series (CBIMMS and CBTE)
  • ME 718S: Biological Engineering Seminar Series (CBIMMS and CBTE)

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Kabadi, AM; Gersbach, CA, Engineering synthetic TALE and CRISPR/Cas9 transcription factors for regulating gene expression., Methods, vol 69 no. 2 (2014), pp. 188-197 [10.1016/j.ymeth.2014.06.014] [abs].
    • Gersbach, CA; Gaj, T; Barbas, CF, Synthetic zinc finger proteins: the advent of targeted gene regulation and genome modification technologies., Accounts of Chemical Research, vol 47 no. 8 (2014), pp. 2309-2318 [10.1021/ar500039w] [abs].
    • Gersbach, CA; Perez-Pinera, P, Activating human genes with zinc finger proteins, transcription activator-like effectors and CRISPR/Cas9 for gene therapy and regenerative medicine., Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets, vol 18 no. 8 (2014), pp. 835-839 [10.1517/14728222.2014.913572] [abs].
    • Glass, KA; Link, JM; Brunger, JM; Moutos, FT; Gersbach, CA; Guilak, F, Tissue-engineered cartilage with inducible and tunable immunomodulatory properties., Biomaterials, vol 35 no. 22 (2014), pp. 5921-5931 [10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.03.073] [abs].
    • Brunger, JM; Huynh, NP; Guenther, CM; Perez-Pinera, P; Moutos, FT; Sanchez-Adams, J; Gersbach, CA; Guilak, F, Scaffold-mediated lentiviral transduction for functional tissue engineering of cartilage., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, vol 111 no. 9 (2014), pp. E798-E806 [10.1073/pnas.1321744111] [abs].