Cell & Tissue Engineering
Research in Cell & Tissue Engineering at Carnegie Mellon encompasses the mechanical events of single cells, multicellular systems, and subcellular structures.
Three main focus areas within Cell & Tissue Engineering include Cellular Mechano-Sensing & Actuation, Mechanics of Biomolecular Structures, and Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
Some projects apply engineering approaches to understand mechanical properties of the cell, while other projects reveal mechanical properties critical for applications like tissue engineering. Faculty members interact extensively with those in areas of computation, image processing, modeling, materials, microfabrication, and microfluidics to apply a rich set of research tools to cell and tissue level biomedical problems.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; adipose microenvironments; disease modeling; tissue regeneration
Professor of Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering
Gene regulation; nucleic acid nanotechnology; fluorescence imaging
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
BioMEMS for tissue regeneration; biodegradable electronic devices; biomimetic tissue-device interfaces; biomaterials synthesis; microfabrication of biomaterials
Professor, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering
Fluorescent probes for cell imaging; luminescent nanocrystal probes
Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Research Accelerator, Biological Sciences, and Materials Science & Engineering
Bioavailability and proteolytic processing of growth factors; musculoskeletal tissue repair and regeneration; biomimetic tissue engineering materials
Professor, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanics of the cell nucleus in normal and disease states; nuclear mechanics in stem cell differentiation and cancer progression; mechanotransduction; cellular interactions with nanomaterials
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
High throughput systems for cell growth analysis; optimization of bioreactor performance
Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Tissue regeneration in neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems; self-assembly and multi-scale coupling in biological systems; cell-material interactions; protein-based materials; bioprosthetics; stem cell differentiation and engineered morphogenesis
Professor, Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Biomaterials; bionanotechnology; structural biology; membrane protein complexes
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Robotics Institute, and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Elastically soft sensors and circuits; soft multifunctional materials; soft lithography fabrication
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Vascular engineering; extracellular matrix engineering; cardiopulmonary engineering; whole organ decellularization and regeneration
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering
Materials chemistry; graphene; stem cells; tissue regeneration; cell-instructive material
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Nanoparticle probes; nanoparticle-cell interactions; environmental effects of nanoparticles; surfactant-based carriers for pulmonary drug delivery; protein adsorption and protein drug delivery; cell sorting technologies
Mehrabian Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical interactions between cells and the environment; mechanisms of cell migration and division; cellular mechanical activities; synthetic polymeric materials for cell, tissue, and organ engineering
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering
Materials chemistry; biomaterials; green chemistry; machine learning
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioinspired robotics; biohybrid robotics; cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; organic actuators; organic control
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Drug delivery; personalized medicine; bionanotechnology
Cell & Tissue Engineering Research in the News
Prof. Adam Feinberg's lab has developed a low-cost 3-D bioprinter by modifying a standard desktop 3-D printer.
Prof. Chris Bettinger and collaborators published an article in Science, entitled “Polymeric peptide pigments with sequence-encoded properties”.
Ph.D. student Sara Abdollahi, advised by Prof. Adam Feinberg, and other Carnegie Mellon researchers have developed a novel approach to optimizing soft material 3-D printing.