Gabor Forgacs

Director

Gabor is a theoretical physicist turned bioengineer, innovator and entrepreneur. A pioneer in building living structures using bioprinting, Gabor is the scientific founder of Organovo and Modern Meadow. The technologies he has developed have been applied to drug development and testing and tissue engineering of biomaterials.

He is the George H. Vineyard Professor Emeritus of Biological Physics at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Chanderna-Shirkey Professor Emeritus of Physics at Clarkson University. He was trained at the Roland Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary. Gabor co-authored over 200 scientific articles, 5 books and is listed on over 80 issued or published patents. He has been recognized by numerous awards, in particular, he was named as one of the “100 most innovative people in business in 2010” by FastCompany. He is the fellow of the American Physical Society and the National Academy of Inventors.