Research Overview

Our research interests lie at the interface of biomaterials design, tissue engineering, and technology development. Tissue Engineering Science and Technology Laboratory (TEST Lab) has expertise in developing novel biodegradable biomaterials/composites and scaffold systems to control cellular function for different tissue engineering applications. Specifically, TEST Lab is developing graft systems with precise local control over stem cell behavior for bone, cartilage, and bone-cartilage interface engineering. TEST Lab is also interested in understanding cell-biomaterial interactions, the role of physical forces in cell programming, and chemotaxis in populating tissue engineered grafts with native cells. The major thrust areas of our research program are: Biomaterials, Bioprinting, Chemotaxis, Bioreactors, and Tissue Engineering.