(Bio)materials research at Michigan spans across multiple applications, from novel polymers that mimic natural tissues to hydrogels that promote cell growth. Researchers also aim to understand basic biology as a design basis for developing biomaterials that can control cellular and molecular functions.
Gary D. SmithMedicine
Jeff (Chin- Wei) WangDentistry
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Deng CX et al. Acoustic tweezing cytometry enhances osteogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells through cytoskeletal contractility and YAP activation. Biomaterials. 2017.
Deng CX et al. Integrin-targeted Cyclic Forces Accelerate Neural Tube-like Rosette Formation from Human Embryonic Stem Cells. Adv Biosyst. 2019.
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Fabiilli ML et al. Controlled delivery of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) using acoustic droplet vaporization stimulates endothelial network formation. Acta Biomater. 2019.
Fabiilli ML et al. Standing wave-assisted acoustic droplet vaporization for single and dual payload release in acoustically-responsive scaffolds. Ultrason Sonochem. 2020.
Fabiilli ML et al. Spatially-directed cell migration in acoustically-responsive scaffolds via the controlled delivery of basic fibroblast growth factor. Acta Biomater. 2020.
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Kohn DH et al. PTH signaling mediates perilacunar remodeling during exercise. Matrix Biol. 2016.
Kohn DH et al. Dual-functioning peptides discovered by phage display increase the magnitude and specificity of BMSC attachment to mineralized biomaterials. Biomaterials. 2017.
Kohn DH et al. Cell and material-specific phage display peptides increase iPS-MSC mediated bone and vasculature formation in vivo. Adv Healthc Mater. 2019.
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Lahann J et al. Engineered Fibrillar Fibronectin Networks as Three Dimensional Tissue Scaffolds. Adv Mater. 2019.
Lahann J et al. Multifunctional Synthetic Protein Nanoparticles via Reactive Electrojetting. Macromol Rapid Commun. 2020.
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Mehta G et al. Ovarian cancer stem cells and macrophages reciprocally interact through the WNT pathway to promote pro-tumoral and malignant phenotypes in 3D engineered microenvironments. J Immunother Cancer. 2019.
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Moon JJ et al. Engineering strategies for personalized cancer immunotherapy: a paradigm shift. Nat Biomed Eng. 2019.
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Putnam AJ et al. Protease-Sensitive PEG Hydrogels Regulate Vascularization In Vitro and In Vivo. Macromol Biosci. 2014.
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Shea LD et al. Engineered immunological niches to monitor disease activity and treatment efficacy in relapsing multiple sclerosis. Nat Commun. 2020.
Shikanov A et al. Synthetic hydrogel supports the function and regeneration of artificial ovarian tissue in mice. NPJ Regen Med. 2016.
Shikanov A et al. Adipose-derived stem cell-secreted promote survival, growth and maturation of early-stage murine follicles. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2019.
Shikanov A et al. A mouse model to investigate the impact of testosterone therapy on reproduction in transgender men. Hum Reprod. 2019.
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Wang CW et al. Maresin 1 Accelerates Tooth Extraction Wound Healing and Bone Regeneration for Alveolar Ridge Preservation. J Dent Res. 2020.
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Wang H-L et al. Protein and microbial biomarkers in peri-Implantitis. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016.
Wang H-L et al. Comparison of Three Different Types of Fixed Partial Implant Prosthesis: A Long-Term Retrospective Study of Clinical Outcomes and Cost Effectiveness. Clin Oral Implants Res, 2019;30(4):295-305. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2019.
Wang H-L et al. Using Periodontal Staging and Grading System as a Prognostic Factor for Future Tooth Loss: A Long-Term Retrospective Study. J Periodontol. 2020.
Wang Z et al. HDAC inhibitor valproic acid protects heart function through Foxm1 pathway after acute myocardial infarction. EBioMedicine. 2019.
Wang Z et al. Chemical suppression of specific C-C chemokine signaling pathways enhances cardiac reprogramming. J Biol Chem. 2019.
Wang Z et al. SWI/SNF component BAF250a coordinates OCT4 and WNT signaling pathway to control cardiac lineage differentiation. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2020.
Wang Z et al. Biodegradable nanofibrous temperature-responsive gelling microspheres for heart regeneration. Adv Funct Mater. 2020.
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Zopf DA et al. Anatomic-Based Design, Manufacturing, and Preclinical Assessment of a Novel 3D-Printed Bioscaffold for Total Nasal Reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2020.
Zopf DA et al. Hybrid Three-Dimensional-Printed Ear Tissue Scaffold With Autologous Cartilage Mitigates Soft Tissue Complications. Laryngoscope. 2020.