Publications

“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 ...

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 ...

“Conformal nanopatterning of extracellular matrix proteins onto topographically complex surfaces”

Yan, Quentin and John are co-first authors on our recent publication in Nature Methods titled "Conformal nanopatterning of extracellular matrix proteins on topographically complex surfaces." CMU Press Release Article at Nature Methods 

Publication: “Shrink Wrapping Cells in a Defined Extracellular Matrix to Modulate the Chemo-Mechanical Microenvironment”

Rachelle, John and Amrita are co-first authors on our latest publication on "Shrink Wrapping Cells in a Defined Extracellular Matrix to Modulate the Chemo-Mechanical Microenvironment" published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.  This article is part of the ...

Publication: “ECM Protein Nanofibers and Nanostructures Engineered Using Surface-initiated Assembly”

Congratulations to John Szymanski and Quentin Jallerat, who are co-authors on our publication "ECM Protein Nanofibers and Nanostructures Engineered Using Surface-initiated Assembly". This is published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments and includes detailed video demonstrations of the techniques.

Publication: “Nano- and Microstructured ECM and Biomimetic Scaffolds for Cardiac Tissue Engineering”

We have published a chapter titled Nano- and Microstructured ECM and Biomimetic Scaffolds for Cardiac Tissue Engineering in the book Bio-inspired Materials for Biomedical Engineering edited by Tony Brennan and Chelsea Kirschner. Co-authors are Quentin Jallerat, John Szymanski and Adam Feinberg. ...

Publication: “Fabrication of Freestanding Alginate Microfibers and Microstructures for Tissue Engineering Applications”

We have published an article entitled "Fabrication of Freestanding Alginate Microfibers and Microstructures for Tissue Engineering Applications" in the journal Biofabrication .  Authors are graduate student John Szymanski and Prof Adam Feinberg.

Publication: “Engineered skeletal muscle tissue for soft robotics: fabrication strategies, current applications, and future challenges”

We have published a review article entitled "Engineered skeletal muscle tissue for soft robotics: fabrication strategies, current applications, and future challenges" in the journal WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology.  Authors are graduate student Rebecca Duffy and Prof Adam Feinberg.