Our research focuses on combining bio-instructive biomaterials with cells to design 3D tissue-engineered platforms for regenerative medicine, disease modeling, improved predictability of therapeutic outcomes, and as translatable technologies for clinic and industry. Projects aim to:

1) design physiologically relevant microenvironments for single and multi-tissue restoration and reintegration,

2) recreate biophysical and biochemical regulation of signaling pathways for mechanistic study of diseased tissue development, progression, interactions, and therapeutic response

3) adapt and/or create platforms for use in high-throughput and high-content screening of functional outcomes for improved validation and efficacy studies