We received a new R21 grant from NIMH to derive properly patterned brain organoids using the gradient generation devices we developed. This will be an exciting collaboration with Dr. Changhui Pak.
Our collaborative work with Dr. Wei Cui’s lab, led by Jamar and Sue, revealed that blocking nonselective adsorption of PDMS facilitates embryo culture in vitro. Congratulations on their paper! [link]
Congratulations, Dr. Xie! (12/2021)
Jamar recently received a prestigious Hubertus W. V. Willems Scholarship from NAACP. The scholarship recognizes students who “display academic excellence and early signs of leadership and a commitment to social justice”. Congratulations, Jamar!
Our lab will collaborate with Dr. Govind Srimathveeravalli to investigate whether mechanical stimulation or the activation of certain mechanosensitive pathways can facilitate cell regeneration and eventually generate functional bladder tissue. Check the MIE news.
Our newest eLife paper, in collaboration with Dr. Min Wu @ WPI, established that cell alignment in a confined monolayer in mechanical equilibrium states can be regulated by a condensation tendency (prestretch) and a tissue stiffness gradient. Congratulations to all the authors!
Ningwei and Feiyu’s paper on differentiating hPSCs using a chemical gradient generation device is accepted by ACS Biomaterials Sci. & Eng. Congratulations!
12/15/2020 Jamar’s review paper, in collaboration with Dr. Cui Wei, on what mechanics can offer ART is accepted by Molecular Human Production. Congratulations!
Narciso Pavon joined the lab in Jan 2020 (co-advised with Dr. ChangHui Pak), and Han Jiang joined the lab in Sept 2020. Welcome!