The Deng Lab focuses on both the fundamental understanding of cellular processes in tissue development and engineering effective biomaterial systems for therapeutic applications.
Our research is based on the convergence of materials science, micro/nano-scale engineering, and cell biology/medicine. Our research program spans from basic science to translational technology. Specifically, our laboratory actively involves three thrust research areas: (1) cell engineering ¨C understanding of cellular processes and research effective methods to modulate cell function (e.g., via delivery of inducerons); (2) advanced biomaterials ¨C rational design of new polymers and composites by exploiting synthetic chemistry and study of cell-material interactions, and (3) regenerative engineering ¨C development of effective bioengineered systems for regeneration of complex tissues and tissue interfaces. There are natural synergies among all the three research areas.Read more: Deng Lab Research