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Regenerative medicine

About this research area

Regenerative medicine seeks to create living tissues to replace tissues or organs lost due to age, disease, injury or congenital defects. We are making advances in biomaterials and biomanufacturing to direct cell behavior toward tissue regeneration. Our innovations in biomaterial platforms include “smart” materials, biomimetic nanomaterials, functionalized hydrogels and therapeutic delivery systems. Biomanufacturing strategies are also utilized, including bioreactors, 3D printing and cell manufacturing to better control biomaterial-cell interactions and for translation of technologies to the clinic. The regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues, particularly bone and cartilage, along with wound healing and hemostasis, are at the forefront of our program.

Isaac Adjei

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Isaac Adjei

Daniel L. Alge

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Daniel L. Alge

Akhilesh K. Gaharwar

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Akhilesh K. Gaharwar

Melissa A. Grunlan

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Department Head, Biomedical Engineering
  • Charles H. and Bettye Barclay Professor in Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Presidential Impact Fellow
  • Chancellor's EDGES Fellow
Melissa A. Grunlan

Roland R. Kaunas

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Roland R. Kaunas

Shreya Raghavan

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Shreya Raghavan

Feng Zhao

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Feng Zhao