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Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

The department’s tissue engineering and biomaterials research focuses on developing new materials for applications in medicine and biology, as well as engineering biological tissues from adult stem cells. Areas of active research include cardiovascular tissue engineering, biopolymers, nitric-oxide-releasing materials for improved biocompatibility, tissue-biomaterial interaction, and biomimetic materials.

Faculty                          Areas of Interests

Physical and chemical mechanisms guiding biomineralization in vascular and bone-related cell types and tissues; Biomimetic materials; Cell and tissue mechanics; The host response to implantable materials; Composite materials for hard and soft tissue engineering
Nitric oxide releasing polymers; Implantable sensors; Biological response to polymeric materials
The biology and physiology of the lymphatic and blood vascular systems including vascular regeneration, remodeling and pathology
Cardiovascular tissue regeneration; Stem cell therapies; Cell sheet engineering; 3D scaffold-free tissue fabrication
Biomimetic, bio-inspired materials; Biointerface; Antimicrobial and antifouling coatings; Polymer chemistry; Nanotechnology; Tissue adhesives