Juan Jose completed his pre-doctoral training at the University of Barcelona
and during this time, his research activities included the study of the
mechanical cues derived from the extracellular matrix (ECM) for cell
guidance, differentiation and the understanding of cell-cell and cell-ECM
interactions in organ regeneration.

He joined the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering after two
years as a post-doctoral associate in the College of Medicine, here, at UVM.

JJ is enthusiastic to participate in the multidisciplinary environment at UVM
and excited to teach and share with students the expertise gained during his
training in nanoscale mechanical assessment, whole lung mechanics,
development of novel bioreactor technologies, and whole-organ bioengineering.


Uriarte JJ, Uhl FE, Rolandsson Enes SE, Pouliot RA, Weiss DJ. Lung
bioengineering: advances and challenges in lung decellularization and
recellularization. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2018 Dec;23(6):673-678. PMID:

Jorba I, Uriarte JJ, Campillo N, Farré R, Navajas D. Probing Micromechanical
Properties of the Extracellular Matrix of Soft Tissues by Atomic Force
Microscopy. J Cell Physiol. 2017 Jan;232(1):19-26. PMID: 27163411.

Uriarte JJ, Meirelles T, Gorbenko Del Blanco D, Nonaka PN, Campillo N, Sarri
E, Navajas D, Egea G, Farré R. Early Impairment of Lung Mechanics in a
Murine Model of Marfan Syndrome. PLoS One. 2016;11(3):e0152124. PMID:

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Biophysics, Nanomechanics, Biomaterials.


  • MSc. in Biomedical Engineering and Ph.D in Biomedicine at the University of Barcelona


Office Location:

Perkins 212

Courses Taught

BME 001 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Design
BME 081 Biomedical Engineering Lab I
BME 152 Spring Biomedical Engineering Workshop
BME 227 - EE 227 Biomedical Instrumentation