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Rosemarie Hunziker, Ph.D.

Dr. Hunziker recently (December, 2018) retired from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where for 12 years she was Director of the Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine Program, at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).  In that capacity she had programmatic oversight of discovery and applied research grants.  She brings a diverse background to this broad sphere of research, including experience in:

Biomaterials Developmental Biology

Immunochemistry Immunoengineering

Immunogenetics Microbiology

Molecular Biology Regenerative Medicine

Stem cell technologies Technology transfer

Tissue Chips Tissue Engineering  

Rosemarie uses her broad and deep knowledge of the cutting-edge of biomedical research to help hone grant applications to their exciting essentials.  She combines her 20-years’ experience as a Program Director (NIH and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST) and programmatic and grant application review for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and several parts of the Department of Defense (DoD), with previous experience as an independent consultant who understands the needs of academic and industry investigators.



University of Alberta
PhD, 1987

Ohio State University
MS, 1979

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
BSc (with honors), 1975


NIH Director’s Awards

  • 2018, Regenerative Medicine Innovations Projects team

  • 2016, MicroPhysiological Systems Initiative team

  • 2013, Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine

  • 2008, Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science Working Group

Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2015

Guest Editor, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2015 

Guest Editor, Experimental Biology and Medicine, 2017