About Vascular Tissue Engineering

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Our work focuses on elucidating how cells interact with their microenvironment, including topography and scaffold composition, and using this knowledge to develop strategies to produce tissue engineered grafts. Lab members come from a range of engineering and biology backgrounds. All of these perspectives allow us to work on different stages necessary to develop clinical therapies: including (a) developing novel biomaterials, (b) exploring cell - microenvironment interactions, and (c) determining the viability of constructs in vivo. We primarily focus on vascular tissue engineering and tissue vascularization.

Lab News

10/23: Congratulations Shirin for your recently published articles  

09/23: Rubens' article  was accepted for publication:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37783924/ 

04/23: Rubens presented his research at the Society for Biomaterials - Black and LatinX Voices session. 

12/22: Merfat defended her dissertation

06/22: Congratulations Shirin for 3rd place award for your presentation at AHA Research Day in Orlando

12/21: Congratulations Mahyar for your position with Editas Medicine 

06/21: Contratulations Likitha for the Research Fellow position with the Mayo Clinic

02/19: Congratulations Kai on winning the Cato T. Laurencin Student Travel Scholarship from the Society for Biomaterials

06/18: Prerona has accepted a co-op position with Abbott Laboratories