The Engineered Cellular Microenvironments and Microstructures (ECM2) lab, in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of lllinois, develops tools to fabricate, characterize, model, and use three-dimensional biomaterials for a wide range of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. A central paradigm of our work is the development of engineered microstructures that allow modulation of extrinsic regulators of cell behavior in defined increments, and their use to identify material properties to improve construct bioactivity or to induce desired cell behaviors at the single cell or cell population levels. Our research thrusts are primarily focused on developing materials and methods that can be applied to clinically-based problems, are of interest to biomaterial and biotechnological companies, and emphasize multi-disciplinary, collaborative interactions with colleagues in both academia and industry.
Award recipients at the BMES CMBE meeting
Dr. Harley and Rebecca will be traveling to the 2015 BMES CMBE meeting, 'From Womb to Tomb: Mechanobiology of Generation, Regen... [more]
The Harley Lab welcomes a new postdoc – Seema Ehsan. Seema received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ca... [more]
Sarah Laken wins 1st prize in poster competition at SWE National Conference!
Congrats to Sarah Laken, an Bioengineering undergrad in HarleyLab, who received 1st prize in the Undergraduate Poster Competiti... [more]
Jackie receives Hanratty Travel Fellowship
Congrats to Jackie Pence for receiving a Hanratty travel fellowship from the ChBE department to support attending the 2014 TERM... [more]
Laura passes her prelim
Congratulations to Laura Mozdzen for successfully passing her Preliminary Exam in the ChBE department today: 'Designing a mecha... [more]
2014. W.D. Chen, K.D. Long, H. Yu, Y. Tan, J.S. Choi, B.A. Harley, B.T. Cunningham*, Enhanced live cell imaging via photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence microscopy, Analyst [DOI]
2014. J.M. Banks, L.C. Mozdzen, B.A. Harley, R.C. Bailey*, The combined effects of matrix stiffness and growth factor immobilization on the bioactivity and differentiation capabilities of adipose-derived stem cells, Biomaterials [DOI]
2014. J.C. Pence, E.A. Gonnerman, R.C. Bailey, B.A. Harley*, Strategies to balance covalent and non-covalent biomolecule attachment within collagen-GAG biomaterials, Biomater. Sci. [DOI]
Brendan Harley, Sc.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 110 Roger Adams Lab, MC-712, Box C-3 600 S. Mathews Avenue Urbana, IL 61801 USA Phone: 217.244.7112 Fax: 217.333.5052 Email: bharley@Illinois.edu