Research Topics

Research Topics

Stem Cell and 3D Printing (Ye)

  • 3D Tissue and Organ Printing
  • Transitional Regenerative Medicine
  • Data-Driven Synthetic Biology
  • Single Molecule Imaging and Biosensing
  • Nanomedicine
  • Vaccine Development

Biological Soft Matter Mechanics Lab (German)

  • Multistage mechanics of heterogeneous tissues
  • Cell and tissue mechanobiology
  • Pathogenesis of skin infections and diseases
  • Cosmetic physics

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering Lab (Jin)

  • Human stem cell differentiation and interplay between cells and their microenvironments for tissue regeneration
  • Engineering of vascularized three dimensional scaffold for generating specialized cell type from human stem cell differentiation
  • Development of cancer vaccine
  • Vaccine development for anti-viral infection
  • Development of multiplexed drug delivery systems for cancer treatment
  • Development of nanosensor for disease diagnosis and treatment

Drug Delivery and Molecular Imaging (Doiron)

  • Designing nanoparticles from chemical building blocks to better deliver drugs or imaging agents to sites of disease
  • Innovative materials with responses to their environment to augment specific delivery of agents
  • Improving detection and treatment of atherosclerosis, inflammation, cancer, and biofilm infections

Evolution of Smart Machines based on Spiking Neural Networks (Schaffer, Laramee)

  • Autonomous robotics
  • Smart prosthetics
  • Modeling living neural systems

Computational Biology (Laramee, Sayama)

  • Interaction of electromagnetic waves with tissue
  • Computational modeling of morphogenetic collective systems

Bioelectromagnetics (Laramee, McLeod)

In Vitro and In Silico Models of Organs and Tissues (Mahler)

  • Biomechanical and biochemical cell signalling
  • Cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions
  • Cell behavior during disease and response to chemicals or drugs
  • Applications toward cardiovascular disease and cancer

Drug Delivery and Molecular Imaging (Doiron)

  • Designing nanoparticles from chemical building blocks to better deliver drugs or imaging agents to sites of disease
  • Innovative materials with temperature-sensitive responses to their environment to augment specific delivery of agents
  • Targeting diseases including atherosclerosis and cancer

Nanotechnology and Living Systems (Doiron, Mahler)

  • Understanding how nanoparticles interact with biomolecules, cells, and tissues
  • Molecular changes in nanoparticle design affect the way that nanoparticles react to their environment
  • Nanotoxicity

Human and Social Dynamics (Sayama, Laramee)

Complex Systems and Artificial Life (Sayama)

Interactive Evolutionary Computation (Sayama)

Education (McLeod, Laramee, Sayama)

Last Updated: 10/13/14