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“Our laboratory works at the interface of engineering and medicine, with a motivation on making stem cell and molecular therapies as an effective method to model and treat diseases”


Toward these goals, we integrate our core expertise in stem cell engineering, biomaterials synthesis, and micro/nano-technologies for their applications in regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and drug delivery.

We are grateful for the generous support of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (I-CTSI), the American Cancer Society (ACS), Harper Cancer Research Institute, the Office of the Provost for Research at the University of Notre Dame, American Heart Association (AHA), and Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI).

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Biomaterials for Stem Cell Morphogenesis Biomaterials for Stem Cell Morphogenesis

We are studying the role of growth factors and extracellular matrices (ECMs) in blood and lymphatic vessel formation.

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Stem Cell Engineering Stem Cell Engineering

We utilize engineering approaches to understand the mechanism governing stem cell fate and to control stem cell differentiation for therapeutic application.

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Targeted Drug Delivery Targeted Drug Delivery

We are interested in harnessing the ability of stem cell and antibody for site-specific delivery of therapeutics.

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