The main area of my research is the elucidation of the molecular events that dictate the course of healing and especially inflammation and angiogenesis following the implantation of biomaterials and scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Our primary research focus is on three molecules, MCP-1, MMP-9, and thrombospondin (TSP)-2 that we have shown to be critical to various aspects of these processes. 

In addition, through the process of molecular dissection of cell-matrix interactions, we aim to incorporate rational design in the development of bioengineering applications such as tissue-engineered vascular grafts.

Latest Lab News

  • Themis earned his tenure this year, Congratulations ! - June 2013
  • Our labs first student Susan is now Dr. Susan Maclauchlan. She graduated this Summer with a PhD in Experimental Pathology. Congratulations to her :) She is currently pursuing post doctoral research at Boston University.
  • Santiago Correa, an undergrad researcher from our lab, graduated with a BS in Biomedical Engineering this summer. He has recently joined a PhD program at MIT. All the best Santi !