Dr. Daniel Alge earned a B.S. in Biosystems Engineering from Clemson University in 2006 and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University in 2010. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder from 2010 to 2014. Since August 2014, he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he leads the Bioinstructive Materials Lab. The principal goal of Dr. Alges research is to advance medicine through the development and application of synthetic biomaterials with well-defined physicochemical properties. To this end, the implementation of highly selective and efficient chemical reactions fitting the click chemistry paradigm for producing hydrogel-based materials is a focal point in his research group. Current work spans fundamental studies of cell-material interactions, the development of tissue-engineered models that can provide new insights on human diseases, and translational efforts in musculoskeletal tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.