ICTAS: Nano-Bio Interface

Nano-Bio Interface

GUSS units

Student Eduardo Latouche works on a project in Dr. Rafael Davalos’s lab

Thrust Leaders: Nammalwar Sriranganathan and Tim Long
Program Manager: Matthew Hull

Research in this thrust area includes developing fundamentally innovative techniques for advanced engineering of biological tissues and the diagnosis/targeted treatment of diseases by exploiting phenomena that originate at the micro- and nanoscales. Researchers in this thrust are investigating cellular interactions with nanostructured surfaces, the seamless union of computational and experimental models to drive the next generation of advances in tissue engineering and in systems biology, nanoscale assembly of biological building blocks to understand healing mechanisms, targeted delivery of multifunctional nanoparticles for imaging, therapeutic, and immunological applications, and tumor-targeting bionanoparticles for gene delivery or selective killing of cancer cells.

  • Center for Regenerative Medicine in Animals

  • Targeted Delivery of Nanomedicine: using specific nanocrystals for immune-targeting, performing micro-injection of nanoparticles and using real-time spectroscopy in biological systems, and engineering nanosctructs for targeted regulation of intracellular free radical concentration.

  • Center for Inflammation: leveraging our unique research expertise in immunity and bioluminescence.

  • Center for Biomedical Imaging has active programs in biomedical imaging, biomechanics, tissue engineering, and other important areas.

  • Center For Systems Biology Of Engineered Tissues will define a synthesis between tissue engineering and systems biology. Its goal is to develop seamlessly intertwined computational and experimental models that will drive the next generation of advances in tissue engineering and in systems biology.

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  • Multiscale Bio-Engineered Devices and Systems (MBEDS), developing fundamentally innovative techniques such as non-invasive sensors for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases through exploitation of phenomena that dominate at the micro-and nano-scale.