The Harley Lab (in collaboration with Dr. Ryan Bailey’s group, UIUC Chemistry) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (Biomaterials Program). Work funded by this award will develop benzophenone-based photopatterning approaches to create biomolecularly patterned collagen scaffolds for a range of tissue engineering applications.
Congratulations to Steven Caliari and Manny Ramirez for the publication of a new article, ‘The development of collagen-GAG scaffold-membrane composites for tendon tissue engineering,’ in the journal Biomaterials.
The Harley Lab welcomes a new graduate student – Rebecca Lyons. Rebecca joins us after completing her M.S. from the University of Michigan with Dr. Jan Stegemann. Further congratulations for her selection as a NSF GRFP awardee for 2010 – 2013!
Bhushan Mahadik is spending the summer working with Dr. Timm Schroeder (Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany) on live-cell tracing of HSC fate.
The Harley Lab has been awarded a grant from the American Cancer Society (Illinois Division) to develop bone marrow mimics to examine the role cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions plan in fate decisions of hematopoietic stem cells.
Congratulations to Steven Caliari for the publication of a new article, ‘The effect of anisotropic collagen-GAG scaffolds and growth factor supplementation on tendon cell recruitment, alignment, and metabolic activity,’ which will appear later this year in Biomaterials.
The Harley Lab has been awarded a Proof-Of-Concept grant from the Institute for Genomic Biology to develop collagen-based scaffolds for tendon repair.
The Harley Lab has had its first journal article accepted for publication! ‘The generation of biomolecular patterns in highly porous collagen-GAG scaffolds using direct photolithography’ will appear later this year in Biomaterials.
The Harley Lab welcome our first postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Sara Pedron Haba, who joins our group from a post-doc at Phillips.