Dr. Thomas Gaborski completed a B.S. in Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Biomedical and Environmental Engineering from the University of Rochester. Professor Gaborski’s research focuses on the interface of nanomaterials, biology and imaging with the goal of developing novel nanomaterials that lead to improved biological research as well as the treatment of human disease. Understanding fundamental yet complex biological processes requires an ever more sophisticated set of tools. His work in ultrathin nanomembranes creates solutions to the challenges of understanding how cells and biomolecules interact in both healthy and disease states.
As a graduate student, Dr. Gaborski was a university presidential fellowship winner and a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellow. His graduate work initially focused on neutrophil recruitment and the biophysics of adhesion molecule interactions. It was during this work that he became involved with the life science applications of a novel class of ultrathin membranes leading to the co-founding of SiMPore in 2007. Dr. Gaborski initially served as head of life science application development at SiMPore and then as President from 2009-2012 during which time he helped lead the production, product development and membrane characterization teams. While working at SiMPore, he was the principle investigator on several NIH innovative research grants, where research concepts have been successfully commercialized into multiple biomedical and materials science products available through leading global distributors. Dr. Gabroski’s research activities have resulted in three issued and several pending patents in bionanotechnology.
For more about Dr. Gaborski see his website: web: www.gaborskilab.org