University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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The Kraft group combines engineering principles and traditional experimental approaches with cutting-edge imaging technologies to overcome critical barriers to progress in biomedical research. We focus on identifying, and exploiting the relationship between cell composition and biological function. A key aspect of our research is the combination of computational statistics with chemical imaging techniques for quantitative single cell analysis with location specificity.┬áBy combining these enabling tools with complementary existing approaches, we can identify the mechanisms that establish cell membrane organization and function, determine how biofilm composition affects targeted drug delivery, and exploit cell composition to predict and ultimately control cell function. We are using our new tools to solve problems a broad range of biomedical research areas. This includes applied research in directing stem cell differentiation for tissue engineering and the design of efficient drug delivery vehicles, and basic research on influenza virus replication.

Professor: Mary L Kraft
University of Illinois
600 S Mathews Ave
208 RAL, MC-712
Urbana, IL 61801
phone: 217-333-2228
fax: 217-333-5052
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