Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering Welcomes Dr. Roger Guillory II

Headshot of Dr. Roger Guillory II August 7, 2023

Roger Guillory II, PhD, has been appointed assistant professor in the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Guillory received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and completed his Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University with research interests that include cellular and molecular interactions of bioactive materials, bioabsorbable metals, advanced biomaterials characterization techniques, and developing biomaterials for vascular medical devices.

Dr. Guillory was recently awarded an R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project titled, “Deciphering the relationship between bioresorbable magnesium alloy corrosion and the inflammatory microenvironment of the neointima”. Throughout this project, Dr. Guillory will determine the contribution of macrophage-laden, inflamed vascular tissue on the biocorrosion progression of state-of-the-art magnesium alloys.

Dr. Guillory’s current work is focused on the developing next generation bioabsorbable metal materials, with an emphasis on their use in cardiovascular applications. Working in collaboration with researchers at the Herma Heart Institute in the Pediatric Cardiology Section of the Department of Pediatrics and Children's Research Institute, he seeks to apply these advanced engineering materials to help solve the complex issues surrounding the permanent nature of current surgical implants used to treat congenital cardiovascular disease.