Research Applications

Heart Physiology
•  Stent design, tissue engineering of blood vessels
•  Atheroscierosis
•  Myocardial infraction
•  Ex vivo heart model
•  Emergency procedures

Reproductive function
•  Maternal-fetal interactions
•  Embryo development
•  Sperm

Transplantation
•  Cell and organ transplants
•  Xenotransplantation
•  Drug therapies and biotherapeutics

Skin Physiology
•  Percutaneous permeation
•  Contact dermatitis
•  Skin equivalent culture model
•  Melanoma

Brain
•  Stroke – focal cerebral ischemia
•  AIDS dementia – Multinucleated giant cell formation
•  Drug binding sites and interactions

Gut physiology and nutrition
•  Gut structure and intestinal metabolism
•  Obesity
•  Probiotics and gut physiology
•  Biologic and immunological basis of food allergies

Biomechanical models
•  Response to injury
•  Imaging techniques
•  Bone density analyses – Osteoporosis

Tissue engineering
•  Cartilage repair – chondrocytes
•  Spinal fusion
•  Organ specific gene delivery
•  Lens capsule epithelial cells for cataract repairs
•  Polymer scaffolds
•  Tooth development – dental enamel

Respiratory function
•  Neonatal respiratory distress
•  Thoracic artificial lung
•  Disease models and therapies; Asthma

Infectious disease models
•  Therapeutics; Vaccines, Biotherapeutics, Drug therapies
•  Developmental interactions
•  Mucosal tissue responses
•  Genomics of host responses