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