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Elizabeth Loboa Dean and Professor of Bioengineering

  • Elizabeth Loboa
  • Dean and Professor of Bioengineering
  • Fellow, AIMBE
  • Administration
  • 573-882-0948
  • Fax: 573-882-2490
  • Office
  • W1024 Lafferre Hall
  • Columbia, MO 65211

Elizabeth G. Loboa is dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri and a professor of bioengineering. As dean, she oversees nine disciplines, more than 100 faculty members and more than 3,300 undergraduate students, as well as a variety of research centers, programs and facilities that contribute to MU’s overall annual research and development spending. Loboa provides leadership and strong advocacy for research and education and shapes the future of the College through continued excellence in research, education and campus diversity.

She previously served as an associate chair and professor of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) and North Carolina State University (NCSU), and a professor of materials science and engineering at North Carolina State.

Loboa is the 11th full-time dean in the MU College of Engineering’s history and its first female dean.

Loboa is a Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow and a member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows. She is a recipient of the Insight into Diversity Giving Back Award, UC-Davis Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award, the NC State Chancellor’s Innovation Award, Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, the NC State Faculty Scholar Award, UK-US Stem Cell Collaboration Development Award and the Stanford University Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award.

She is director of the Cell Mechanics Laboratory at UNC, as well as an adjunct professor at UNC and NCSU, and she has contributed to articles in more than 80 peer-reviewed journals in her field.

Technical Focus

  • Tissue engineering & Biomaterials
  • Regenerative medicine and wound healing
  • Stem cells


  • PhD from Stanford University
  • MSE from Stanford University
  • BS from the University of California, Davis


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