Biomaterials, Mechanics, and Tissue Engineering Track
The Biomaterials, Mechanics, and Tissue Engineering Track focuses on understanding, characterizing, and modulating the behavior of cells, tissues, and/or biomaterials for both research and clinical applications. This includes the design of novel drug delivery systems, creation of biomimetic research models, and the development of artificial tissues or organs that perform, augment, or replace a natural function.
Coursework complements the research training of graduate students and covers physiology, cell biology, material science, mechanics, and biophysics. For more details, review a typical degree plan.
Research Interests: Cancer, cell polarity, developmental biology, morphogenesis, stem/progenitor cells, tissue engineering and regeneration
Research Interests: Nerve regeneration; long nerve gap repair; nerve-machine interface
Research Interests: Heart-lung interaction; lung morphometry; structure-function correlation of lung growth
Research Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of human cancer; signal transduction in human tumors; cancer stem cells; targeted cancer therapy
Research Interests: Heart, lung, and perfusion preservation, magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Research Interests: Cell motility and mechanics, corneal repair and regeneration, in-vivo confocal imaging
These faculty members do not accept graduate students. They participate in teaching, co-mentoring, exam and dissertation committees, and all other program activities.
Research Interests: Biomaterials; circulatory assist devices
Research Interests: Circulatory assist devices; cardiac metabolism
Research Interests: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biomaterials, biomechanics, pediatric airway disorders
Research Interests: Neural cardiovascular control during exercise; reflex dysfunction in heart failure; reflex dysfunction in hypertension
Research Interests: Biomaterial grafts, coatings and scaffolds; finite element analysis; polymer synthesis; bioresorbable polymer characterization