Paulette Spencer

Paulette Spencer

Since 2007, Dr. Spencer has been the Ackers Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Bioengineering Research Center at the University of Kansas. She was previously a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry (1998 - 2007) and is a Curators’ Professor Emeritus from the University of Missouri. Working with her research team, Dr. Spencer designs, synthesizes, and develops novel biomaterials for the reconstruction of mineralized tissues damaged by disease, age or trauma. Dr. Spencer has published more than 150 articles, conference proceedings papers, and book chapters. Dr. Spencer’s work has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 20 years. She has served as Mentor on 4 NIH-supported career development awards and as Director of a NIH-supported training program. She serves on several editorial review boards, is a past member of the Center for Scientific Review, NIH (2010 - 2012), and was Visiting Professor at the Bauru School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo in 2009. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Biomaterials Science and Engineering International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering, the American College of Dentists, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ackers Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Bioengineering Research Center, University of Kansas, USA