Research interests:

The Biomaterials and Stem Cell Tissue Engineering Laboratory (BSCTEL) is dedicated to the development of novel biomaterials for assisting biological studies and enhancing clinical therapies. Specific research directions include:

Functional biomaterials for regenerative medicine:

Stem cell tissue engineering

Conformational manipulation of scale-up prepared single chain polymeric nanogels for multiscale regulation of cells.  (Chen, et al., Nature Communications, 2019)

Magnetically tuning tether mobility of integrin ligand regulates adhesion, spreading, and differentiation of stem cells. (Wong, et al., Nano Letters, 2017)

Dr. Dexter Wong

Remote manipulations of ligand oscillations regulate stem cell and macrophage adhesion and polarization. (Kang, et al., ACS Nano, 2017; Kang, et al., Nano Letters, 2017)

Self-assembled injectable nanocomposite hydrogels stabilized by bisphosphonate-magnesium coordination regulates the differentiation of encapsulated stem cells via dual crosslinking

(Zhang, et al., Adv. Func. Mater., 2017)

Dr. Heemin Kang

Dr. Kunyu Zhang

Dr.  Chen Xiaoyu

Synthetic presentation of noncanonical Wnt5a motif promotes mechanosensing-dependent differentiation of stem cells and regeneration. (Li, et al., Science Advances, 2019)

Dr. Li Rui

Novel supramolecular hydrogels are injectable, malleable, and mechanically robust.

Mechanically resilient, injectable, and bioadhesive supramolecular gelatin hydrogels crosslinked by weak host-guest interactions assist cell infiltration and in situ tissue regeneration.

(Feng, Wei, et al., Biomaterials, 2016)

Novel supramolecular hydrogels are mechanically robust, fatigue resistant, and resistant to cutting by a scalpel. (Wei, et al., Chemistry of Materials, 2017)

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