Our lab invents and uses synthetic biology tools and approaches to build tissues in the lab. With a blend of protein engineering, stem cell biology, computational modeling and tissue engineering, we program cells to build tissues of desired structure and function in an iterative research cycle that increases our understanding of basic tissue biology principles as well as produces useful products for regenerative medicine.
On another level, the mission of the lab is training the next generation of scientists and leaders in the field of regenerative medicine. The lab is committed to generating the best work environment to make the best science possible, and to foster multidisciplinary research using expertise from engineering, developmental biology, medical science and computer science.
emphasis on new, novel tissues, requires/enables constructive understanding of tissue formation