After years of clinical practice and disease-oriented research, I joined WFIRM where my interests are in developing therapeutic cell and tissue engineering to functionally repair or rebuild diseased tissue/organs. The overall goal of my work is to translate scientific discoveries into clinical applications. In this regard, I have been extensively involved in: engineering skin, muscle, vessel, bladder, liver and other soft tissues. Another research field is cell microenvironment interactions towards better management of certain diseases. Our efforts in developing bio-functional materials and 3D bioprinting technologies have provided the possibility for reconstruction of neo-human tissue/organs that could be used therapeutically in patients.
Educational Program InvolvementGraduate Programs in Neuroscience
Program Research Interest: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Behavioral and Systems Neurobiology, Development and Plasticity, Molecular Neurobiology, Neurological Disease and Aging, Neuropharmacology, Sensory Neurobiology