Tomás Egaña

Tomás Egaña
  • PositionAssistant Professor
  • Academic unitInstitute of Biological and Medical Engineering
  • Research AreasTissue Engineering

Molecular Biotechnology Engineer and PhD in Pharmacology (both from the Universidad de Chile). He also holds a degree in Doctor of Human Biology (Universität zu Lübeck, Germany) and a qualification in Experimental Plastic Surgery (Technische Universität München, Germany).

His research has focused mainly on the area of Regenerative Medicine, highlighting his work in the development of new therapeutic strategies for the regeneration of skin wounds. In this context, with his research group, he combines approaches in Biomaterials, Cellular and Molecular Therapy with the development of new experimental models. One of its main contributions has been "Photosynthetic Therapy", which seeks to oxygenate damaged tissues through the generation of hybrid plant-animal systems.


  • 2003: Engineer specialized in Molecular Biotechnology, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
  • 2008: Doctor in Human Biology. Universität zu Lübeck, Germany.
  • 2009: Doctor in Pharmacology. Universidad de Chile, 2009. > 2016: Doctor Habilitatus in Experimental Plastic Surgery. TU München, Germany.

Research lines

  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Developmental biology