We design biomaterials to better understand how cells interpret signals from their environment during disease progression and tissue regeneration.
Students will be trained on how to do research: everything from reading papers and designing experiments to polymer synthesis, hydrogel fabrication and characterization, cell culture, and microscopy.
1) Read and critically interpret scientific literature.
2) Design experiments with proper controls and evaluation metrics.
3) Understand the basic principles of how engineered biomaterials can influence cell behavior.