Frederick H. Silver is a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. He did his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering at M.I.T. with Dr. Ioannis Yannas, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Medicine at Mass General Hospital with Dr. Robert L. Trelstad. Over the last 40 years, he has taught biomedical engineers and physicians at Mass General Hospital, Boston University, Rutgers University and University of Minnesota. His research interests include connective tissue disorders, collagen self-assembly, tissue mechanical properties, pathobiology of implants, mechanobiology and non-invasive assessment of disease processes. He has published over 170 research papers and book chapters and is co-inventor on over 20 patents.