Pancreatic Cellular and Biomaterials Engineering
microgels for local immune modulation
Our lab’s mission is to employ an engineering approach to solve significant problems in health and biology.
Our primary focus is the pancreatic islets of Langerhans and their diseases with an emphasis on beta cell dysfunction and autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes.
We specialize in biomaterials technologies as the basis for regenerative strategies and to discover novel biological insights.
Understanding the underlying causes and triggers of T1D autoimmunity
biosensors to image islet function
Bio-artificial matrices to program cellular responses
Engineering solutions to treat autoimmune disease like T1D
How does the community of cells in the islet coordinate their behavior?
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