Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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The fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering combine elements of cellular and molecular biology, materials science, and engineering. Research in the area of biomaterials can range from creating drug-delivering nanoparticles that improve disease treatment to developing 3D tissue substitutes using scaffolds that are engineered from proteins native to the human body. Our tissue engineering faculty employ a diverse range of approaches to create living tissue environments that may be used to restore the function of a damaged organ or uncover biological mechanisms related to tissue development and disease.

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