Creating Tissue to Create Results
Tissue engineering is an interdisciplinary field of study which engages large-scale analysis and high-throughput screening.
Combining cells, engineering, and materials methods, tissue engineering uses suitable biochemical and physiochemical factors to both improve and replace biological tissues. The discipline involves the use of a tissue scaffold for the formation or fabrication of new viable tissue. The practice is typically associated with applications that repair or replace portions of (or whole) tissues that require certain mechanical and structural properties for proper functioning.
Tissue engineering projects at BEAM include tissue regeneration and stem cell research, the 3D printing of biomaterials, tissue construction to probe cellular response, and using tissue-engineered models for tumor analysis.
- Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)
PI: Anthony Atala
Laboratory of Integrative Tumor Ecology
PI: Scott Verbridge
- Laboratory of Integrative Tumor Ecology
PI: Jennifer Munson
- Onco-Engineering Lab
Therapeutic Ultrasound and Noninvasive Therapies Lab
PI: Eli Vlaisavljevich
- Therapeutic Ultrasound and Noninvasive Therapies Lab
Traumatic Nerve Technologies Lab
PI: Pamela VandeVord
- Traumatic Nerve Technologies Lab