Mission Area

Research Topics

  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Physiology
  • Tissue engineering

The Ankrum Lab focuses on developing bioengineering strategies to overcome challenges in delivery and control of cell phenotype after transplantation. 


Research Team

James Ankrum

James Ankrum, PhD

Director, Ankrum Lab
Associate Professor, Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering


Student Spotlight

'Inside the Lab' series returns with more stories from ITI student researchers

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Brittany Allen is among several University of Iowa students featured in the Iowa Technology Institute's spotlight series, “Inside the Lab: Student Stories,” promoting the student researchers who make vital contributions to the labs at ITI. In the spotlight series, the students, in their own words, discuss their research experiences, why they chose the University of Iowa, future goals, and more.
Wound Healing with Fat Cells diagram 2 - Sander and Ankrum

Sander, Ankrum findings add understanding of fat tissue in healing wounds

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Iowa Technology Institute
A team of University of Iowa scholars led by faculty affiliates with the Iowa Technology Institute released findings this week that expanded the understanding of the role fat tissue plays in healing wounds and may help to uncover and develop fat-related wound healing treatments.
Portrait of James Ankrum

James Ankrum

Director, Ankrum Lab

Assistant professor of biomedical engineering

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