Engineering Biomimetic Systems

The Slater Lab consists of a diverse group of high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers working towards 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 stem cell differentiation, and the development of in vitro disease models for cancer metastasis, dormancy, 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
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering


590 Avenue 1743
Biomedical Engineering
Newark, DE 19713

4th Floor – Rooms 446, 448
590 Avenue 1743
Biomedical Engineering
Newark, DE 19713

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