Biomedical Polymer Laboratory
Dong Xie, PhD
Dr. Xie’s research interests and areas are 1) to develop advanced biomaterials for dental restoratives and orthopedics with improved biological properties; 2) to develop antibacterial biomaterials for a variety of biomedical applications; and 3) to develop biocompatible polymeric biomaterials surfaces with multi-functionalities including fouling, antifouling, antimicrobial and antiviral functions.
Polymeric Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration
Chien-Chi Lin, PhD
The laboratory of Polymeric Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration is directed by Prof. Chien-Chi Lin. We use bio-orthogonal chemistry and biofabrication tools (photopolymerization, 3D bioprinting, electrospinning, etc.) to construct and assemble multifunctional polymeric biomaterials, including hydrogels, nanoparticles, and other polymeric scaffolds. These biomaterials are designed to be bio-active, bio-mimetic, and bio-responsive, and highly adaptable for various biological applications. Key research projects in the lab include designing bio-responsive and dynamic hydrogels for: (1) interrogating cell-matrix interactions in pancreatic cancer; (2) controlling self-renewal and differentiation of adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells; (3) delivering therapeutic and gene-editing agents for anticancer therapy.