Dynamic and Functional Fibers

Thrust Area 4:  Dynamic and Functional Fibers Inspired by the ECM

Research Thurst Area 4

Overarching Goals

The extracellular matrix is able to control biological properties by adaptively changing mechanics, chemistry, and morphology. We aim to make synthetic materials that can accomplish all of these goals.

Lead PIs: Jon Pokorski, Alke Fink/ Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser

Faculty Collaborators:  LaShanda Korley, Horst von Recum, Nico Bruns, Xinqiao Jia, Nicole Steinmetz

Graduate Students: Kris Van de Voorde, Giovanni Spiaggia, Justin Hochberg, David Wirth

Undergraduate Students: Lauren Takiguchi, Ed Farrell


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