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About Us

Our laboratory is housed within the J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering and affiliated with the UF Diabetes Institute at the University of Florida. Research topics within the laboratory are diverse in the generation of functional materials, but highly focused on translational research in the field of diabetes. Our laboratory philosophy is one that seeks to build strong interdisciplinary collaborations to integrate biological cues and signals with rationally designed biomaterials. Through this integration, novel platforms can be developed that not only serve to provide the basic framework to the tissue, but to also dynamically interact and instruct the surrounding host cells and environment on how to respond to the implant. In such a manner, superior implants may be developed that provide elegant and localized control of the implant microenvironment.

Our Research

The primary focus of the research within the Diabetes Tissue Engineering laboratory is to develop engineering platforms for improving cellular therapies, with a focus on treating Type 1 Diabetes.

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Our Team

Our laboratory follows a team-based approach to research, where we know that diversity and collaboration are essential to answer complex questions

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Publications

Our work spans across numerous disciplines from engineering and materials to immunology and cellular transplantation. 

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Laboratory Values

The Stabler Diabetes Tissue Engineering Laboratory values diversity and inclusion in all areas, as well as the ethical conduct of research and upholding the standards of rigor, reproducibility, and transparency.

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