About Our Lab
The research in the vascular bioengineering lab focuses on 3-D Bioprinting, Stem Cells and Vascular Tissue Engineering.
Blood vessels play an increasingly important role in most human tissue and organ systems. Importantly, vascular niche was found to be a key element of many stem cell environments such as neural stem cells and cancer stem cells. Vascular cells not only form conduits to deliver nutrient and oxygen, but also provide instructive signals to control stem cell self-renewal and differentiation, therefore, is critical for tissue regeneration.
The mission of Vascular Bioengineering Laboratory is to integrate bioengineering approaches with stem cells and vascular biology to understand blood vessel regeneration and vascular disease processes, and to develop novel therapeutic modalities to treat vascular-related disorders such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer angiogenesis.