The Slater Lab consists of a diverse group of high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers working toward a common goal. We apply advanced biomaterial design, laser-based fabrication processes, cell biology, and fundamental engineering principles to cell and tissue engineering applications. We focus on the development and implementation of new fabrication methodologies to create biomimetic materials and 3D multicellular constructs that allow for precise control over the presentation of both biophysical and biochemical cues to elicit desired cellular responses. The lab is applying these highly structured, advanced biomaterials to a number of topics including the recapitulation of desired cellular phenotypes, reduction of cellular heterogeneity in culture, lineage-specific stem cell differentiation, and the development of in vitro disease models for cancer metastasis and stroke. Check out our Research page to learn more about the lab.

Research Interests

Advanced Biomaterials, Microfluidics, Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Mechanotransduction, Adhesion Site Signaling,  In vitro Disease Models, Microphysiological Systems, Organ-on-a-Chip Devices, Human-on-a-Chip Devices, Cancer Metastasis, Stroke, Tissue Transport

Contact Information

John H. Slater, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering


5 Innovation Way
Suite 200, Office 151
Newark, DE 19716

5 Innovation Way
Suite 200, Room 106
Newark, DE 19716