Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

Imagine a world where transplant patients do not wait for a donor or where hearts are repaired through a simple injection. Or implants that  “grow” or change function as a child develops or as the body requires.

Research that has the potential to change how we think about disease in general – and old age in particular – is happening at IBBME. Regenerative medicine uses cells, stem cells, and biomaterials to repair, replace, or regenerate damaged tissue and organ structures and function.

Tissue Engineering
Constructing devices, combining cells and biocompatible materials to effect tissue repair or replacement in the context of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cartilage and bone repair.

Stem Cell Bioengineering
Devising processes to control the differentiation and/or self-renewal of embryonic, mesenchymal and adult progenitor cells and understanding the underlying mechanisms of these processes

Creating new materials for tissue engineering and stem cell delivery as well as for other applications such as drug delivery, and understanding the molecular mechanisms of the host response to biomaterials and biomaterial-based devices.

Theme leads: Associate Professor Milica Radisic, Professor Peter Zandstra

Faculty focusing their research in this area include:

Cristina Amon
Julie Audet
Hai-Ling Margaret Cheng
Dennis Cvitkovitch
John Davies
Yoav Finer
Bernhard Ganss
Penney Gilbert
Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez
Marc Grynpas
Benjamin Hatton
Boris Hinz
Rita Kandel
Armand Keating
Dawn Kilkenny
Eugenia Kumacheva
Ren-Ke Li
Alison McGuigan
Hani E. Naguib
Bob Pilliar
Ken P.H. Pritzker
Milica Radisic
Paul Santerre
Emil H. Schemitsch
Michael Sefton
Molly Shoichet
Craig Simmons
William Stanford
David Steinman
Eli Sone
Sara Nunes de Vasconcelos
Sowmya Viswanathan
Carsten Werner
Cari Whyne
Thomas Willett
Lidan You
Edmond Young
Paul Wang
Peter Zandstra

Visit the faculty profiles for detailed information on IBBME’s researchers.