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Korkut Uygun, Ph.D.

Korkut Uygun, Ph.D., is the deputy director of research at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and has an active research program in systems biology of burn injury. He is also the director of the Organ Reengineering Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of surgery and bioengineering at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Uygun’s research areas include tissue preservation, metabolomic modeling in liver dysfunction, burn injury and sepsis; and application of process control methodologies to patient outcomes modeling, especially in burned children.

Dr. Uygun’s has more than 50 publications including in leading journals, such as Nature Medicine, American Journal of Transplantation and (Nature) Scientific Reports. Dr. Uygun’s publications have been cited more than 2,000 times. Dr. Uygun is one of the Top 10 authors in the field of “machine perfusion” (Web of Science). He has served on multiple study sections on several federal agencies.

Dr. Uygun’s awards include the Shriners Research Fellowship, the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, along with numerous research grants from NIH, DOD, NSF Shriners Hospitals for Children and other funding agencies.

Current positions:

  • Deputy Director of Research, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Organ Reengineering Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital


  • BSc, Chemical Engineering, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • MSc, Chemical Engineering, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

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