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.
Nitric oxide releasing polymers; Implantable sensors; Biological response to polymeric materials; Wound healing; Antimicrobial and viral inactivation
The biology and physiology of the lymphatic and blood vascular systems including vascular regeneration, remodeling and pathology; Vascular biomaterials, including polymeric, natural, and metallic, for vascular repair and regeneration
Cellular and molecular interactions of biomaterials; Metallic biocorrosion; Biomaterial histopathology; Biocompatibility; Degradable metals for cardiovascular implants
Biomimetic, bio-inspired materials; Biointerface; Antimicrobial and antifouling coatings; Polymer chemistry; Nanotechnology; Tissue adhesives
Stem cells and tissue engineering; Regenerative medicine; Hydrogel biomaterials; Surface modifications; Micro and nano patterning; Cell-biomaterial interactions; Engineered extracellular microenvironment
Circulating tumor cells; Tumor microenvironment; Rare cell isolation and single-cell analysis; Microfluidics, BioMEMS devices, Biosensors