John Slater joined UD as an assistant professor of biomedical engineering in fall 2013. His lab focuses on implementing biomimetic materials for cell and tissue engineering applications. For cell engineering applications, Slater investigates how biophysical and biochemical cues coming from a cell’s microenvironment can be tuned to regulate a cell’s fate. This approach is being used to produce more uniform cell populations of a chosen functional type in order to prime cells for cell-based therapeutic applications. For tissue engineering applications, Slater focuses on developing and implementing 3D microfluidic systems that are embedded in synthetic tissue. His lab is developing techniques that use images of blood vessels in native tissue as templates for patterning the microfluidic systems using a laser. This technology is being used to fabricate micro-organs for drug screening applications.
- Doctoral Dissertation Defense – Margo DonlinBME PhD Candidate Margo Donlin will be defending their dissertation: Adaptive Post-Stroke Gait Rehabilitation Methods To Increase Propulsion
- Doctoral Dissertation Defense – Michael DonzantiBME PhD Candidate Michael Donzanti will be defending their dissertation: A Multi-Faceted Approach for Addressing Poor Drug Transport Into the Lymph Node
- Kiick and Price labs awarded R01 from the National Institutes of HealthThanks to a five-year, $3 million research grant, a team of UD engineers will develop approaches to improve delivery of therapeutics to treat post-traumatic osteoarthritis.
- Orthopedics in actionUD Engineering’s Jenni Buckley develops orthopedics curriculum for high school students.
- Doctoral Dissertation Defense – Mackenzie ScullyBME PhD Candidate Mackenzie Scully will be defending their dissertation: Engineering Cancer Cell Membrane-Wrapped Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery of Cancer Therapeutics