News: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Faculty who conduct research in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Engineers biomaterials-based strategies to improve the performance and longevity of central nervous system implanted devices
Designs, synthesizes and tests orthopedic biomaterials using biomimetic strategies emphasizing nanoscale structures and self-assembly
Advances the long-term performance of implants and structural bone allografts through material analysis and characterization
Applies tissue engineering to study human biology and improve human health
Significant advances have been made in the field of cancer immunotherapy by orchestrating the body’s immune system to eradicate cancer cells. However, safety and efficacy concerns stemming from the systemic delivery of immunomodulatory compounds limits cancer immunotherapies expansion and application. In this context, immune modulatory biomaterials and nanoparticles presents a number of advantages, such as targeted modulation of immune cells, enhanced clinical outcomes, and reduced adverse events, which may result in enhanced cancer immunotherapies. Therefore, key goal of my research is to engineer enhanced immunity through the design of non-viral non-toxic biomaterial and nanomaterials that control the immune responses against cancer.