Our group's overall goal is to develop advanced material systems useful for fundamental and applied biosciences. Specifically, we focus on creating simple, but novel methods to control nano- and micro-structure of materials inspired by nature and further modulate chemical and physical properties of materials, in an independent manner. In addition, we are exploring use of the resulting material systems in multiple applications including drug delivery, diagnosis/bioimaging, 3D cell culture and therapies, and tissue repair and regeneration. In this context, our current research projects include:

    • Differential controls of chemical, mechanical and transport properties of bioactive hydrogels for 3D cell culture, cell transplantation, and revascularization therapies
    • Modular assembly of multifunctional nano- and microparticles for diagnosis, imaging, and treatments of cardiovascular diseases
    • Nanomaterials for targeted stem cell delivery
    • Stem/cancer cell clusters for understanding emergent cell behavior towards tissue development and pathogenesis 
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