Dana Baum, Ph.D.

Dana Baum’s research focuses on the identification of functional nucleic acids (FNAs), such aptamers and DNAzymes, for use in a variety of practical applications. In addition to studies investigating ability of FNAs to participate in redox processes, we are developing FNAs with molecular recognition abilities that can be applied to sensors, biomolecule organization, and biomolecule delivery.

Keywords:  Aptamers, ribozymes, DNAzymes, SELEX

Steven Buckner, Ph.D.

In our group we develop and test novel nanomaterials and nanocomposites for a variety of applications including propulsion, hydrogen generation, imaging, adn biomedical applications
Keywords: Nanomaterials, Composites

Natasha Case, Ph.D.

Natasha Case conducts research in orthopaedic bioengineering, emphasizing articular cartilage and bone. Her research focuses on how mechanical, biophysical, and biochemical stimuli interact to direct cartilage tissue development and adaptation, applied to optimizing tissue engineering strategies.

Keywords:Cartilage, Tissue and Cell Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering

Koyal Garg, Ph.D.

Koyal Garg’s research is focused on developing lamin based biomaterial and stem cell therapies for improving regeneration and functional capacity of skeletal muscle following injury, diease or aging. These studies extend to the role of inflammation in muscle repair and damage, and methdos to prevent fibrosis after injury.

Keywords:Skeletal Muscle Injury, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering

Scott Sell, Ph.D.

Scott Sell conducts research on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, focusing on the use of electrospinning to create extracellular matrix analogue scaffolds for dermal and musculoskeletal repair. He has also done extensive research on the incorporation and controlled release of platelet-rich plasma from electrospun scaffolds.

Keywords:Skin, Musculoskeletal regeneration, Tissue Engineering, Electrospinning

Silviya Petrova Zustiak, Ph.D.

Silviya Zustiak researches hydrogel biomaterials and tissue engineering, developing novel cell scaffold, drug screening, and drug delivery platforms. 3D Biomaterial-based models are crucial for closing the reproducibility gap between 2D tissue culture and animal models by providing a cell environment that mimics real tissue. This research is highly multidisciplinary, merging engineering, materials science, and biology.

Keywords:Hydrogels, Glioblastoma, Cartilage, Tissue Engineering

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