Announcements

“Spontaneous Helical Structure Formation in Laminin Nanofibers”

John Szymanski and Mengchen Ba are co-first authors on our recent article in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B entitled "Spontaneous Helical Structure Formation in Laminin Nanofibers."  This article describes the use of surface-initiated assembly to engineer protein nanofibers of defined laminin compositions ...

“Differentiation of Cardiomyocytes from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Using Monolayer Culture”

Ivan Batalov is lead author on our recent review article in the Supplementary Issue on Stem Cell Biology in the journal Biomarker Insights entitled "Differentiation of Cardiomyocytes from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Using Monolayer Culture." This article summarizes recent advances in cardiomyocyte differentiation techniques, with particular ...

Congratulations To Prarthana Patil For Receiving Her Masters Of Science In Biomedical Engineering

Congats to Prarthana Patil, who has received her MS degree in Biomedical Engineering for her research on micropatterned alginate fibers for muscle tissue engineering.  Prarthana will continue to work in the group through the summer.

Patent Issued: “Devices comprising muscle thin films and uses thereof in high throughput assays for determining contractile function”

Prof. Feinberg is a co-inventor on the recently issued US Patent No. 9,012,172, “Devices comprising muscle thin films and uses thereof in high throughput assays for determining contractile function.”

Patent Issued: “Surface topographies for non-toxic bioadhesion control”

Prof. Feinberg is a co-inventor on the recently issued US Patent No. 8,997,672  “Surface topographies for non-toxic bioadhesion control.”

Congrats to Quentin Jallerat for receiving a STAR Award from SFB

Congratulation to Quentin Jallerat for receiving a STAR Award from the Society For Biomaterials.  He will present his research entitled "Micropatterning Directional ECM Cues in Hydrogel-based Scaffolds for Cardiac Tissue Engineering" at the upcoming annual meeting in Charlotte, NC, in ...

Can Science and Technology Fix a Broken Heart? (HuffPost)

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, Cardiologist, Author, and Founder Of Revitalize-U, interviews Prof. Feinberg about the current technologies available for heart repair. "Conversations like this one -- between a clinical cardiologist like myself and a biomedical researcher like Adam -- can help provide the ...

Featured on Cover of the February 2015 issue of Nature Methods

Great job by John and Quentin! Our research on Patterning on Topography (PoT) is the cover image of the February 2015 issue of Nature Methods.  Read the article, "Conformal nanopatterning of extracellular matrix proteins onto topographically complex surfaces."

“In Vitro Expansion of Corneal Endothelial Cells on Biomimetic Substrates”

Congratulations to Rachelle and co-authors on our recent publication in Scientific Reports titled "In Vitro Expansion of Corneal Endothelial Cells on Biomimetic Substrates." This article describes our work to use matrix composition and stiffness to maintain corneal endothelial cell phenotype during in vitro ...

Prof Feinberg receives the NSF CAREER Award

Prof Feinberg has received the 2015 NSF CAREER Award to support research and education into 3D Bioprinting. The grant is entitled "CAREER: 3D Printing of Heart Muscle Using Soft Hydrogels" and will be conducted over the next 5 years. Read the abstract ...