The Abbott lab at Carnegie Mellon University works at the interface of materials science and regenerative medicine. We investigate how the 3D microenvironment affects tissue development and disease. Our current research focuses on adipose tissue engineering strategies, silk biomaterials and non-invasive tissue assessments to study obesity and it's link to type II diabetes. For more information about what we do, check out our current research projects and publications. To join our team please contact us!
4/2018 - Professor Abbott receives the Wimmer Faculty Fellowship to re-design the Introduction to Biomedical Engineering class.
3/2018 - Professor Abbott attends the McGowan Institute Retreat.
Lightfoot-Vidal SE, Tamamoto KA, Nguyen H, Abbott RD, Cairns DM, Kaplan DL. 3D Biomaterial Matrix to Support Long Term, Full Thickness, Immuno-competent Human Skin Equivalents. Biomaterials. Accepted April 24, 2018.
Wang RY, Abbott RD, Zieba A, Borowsky FE, Kaplan DL. Development of a Three-Dimensional Adipose Tissue Model for Studying Embryonic Exposures to Obesogenic Chemicals. Ann Biomed Eng. 2017 Jul;45(7):1807-1818.