Stem Cell Engineering

Stem cells offer tremendous promise for the development of regenerative therapies and establishment of fundamental models to study disease pathogenesis. However, much work remains to be done in the laboratory and the clinic to understand how to use these cells for cell-based therapies to treat disease in the context of regenerative medicine.

BioE researchers are integrating basic sciences and engineering fundamentals to address key hurdles and technological challenges currently impeding the development of stem cell therapeutics and diagnostics.

Assistant Professor
Research Areas:
BioImaging, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Engineering, Systems Biology, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Associate Professor
Research Interests:

Epigenetics, Chromatin, Gene Expression, Stem Cell Biology, Cancer, Mouse Genetics, Function of Linker Histones in Mammalian Development and Stem Cell Differentiation

Research Areas:
Stem Cell Engineering
Executive Director, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Regents' Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests:

Biomolecular, cellular, and tissue engineering strategies to direct cell function for biomaterial and regenerative medicine applications.

Research Areas:
Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Associate Professor
Research Interests:

Stem cell, tissue engineering, mitochondrial engineering and bioenergetics, aging, muscular dystrophy, and neuromuscular disease.

Research Areas:
Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Professor
Research Interests:

Polyvalency and Biotherapeutics Nanobiotechnology Optogenetics Professor Kane’s group conducts research at the interface of biotechnology and nanotechnology. The group is designing nanoscale polyvalent therapeutics and working on the molecular engineering of biosurfaces and nanostructures.  

Research Areas:
Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Stem Cell Engineering
Professor
Research Interests:

Computational biochemical network modeling, role of oxidative stress in immunology and cancer, signal transduction, and proteomic technologies.

Research Areas:
Stem Cell Engineering, Systems Biology
Professor,
Research Interests:

I am a co-founder of STELAR: the Studio for Transforming Engineering Learning and Research. STELAR is a one-of-its-kind learning sciences research group embedded within the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. Our goal is to contribute to changing the engineering workforce so that it is diverse and inclusive and fully leverages all of our national talent to effectively address the complex problems of the 21st century. We aspire to graduate students who have agency as inclusive engineers who understand the need for a diverse and inclusive engineering workforce and have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to create, and thrive within, inclusive study and work environments.

Research Areas:
Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Director, Bioengineering Graduate Program
C.J. “Pete” Silas Endowed Chair and Professor
Research Interests:

Microfluidics; bioMEMS; behavior neuroscience; cell biology; automation and high throughput engineering approaches to biology and biotechnology.

Research Areas:
Nanotechnology, Neuroengineering, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Assistant Professor
Research Areas:
Biomechanics, Stem Cell Engineering
Assistant Professor
Research Areas:
Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Assistant Professor
Research Areas:
Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Professor
Research Interests:

Tissue remodeling, HIV, cardiovascular disease, sickle cell disease strokes, and predictive medicine.

Research Areas:
Biomechanics, Stem Cell Engineering, Systems Biology, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Assistant Professor
Research Areas:
Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Assistant Professor
Research Areas:
Nanotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Engineering, Systems Biology
Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Professor
Research Interests:

Development of novel polymeric biomaterials, regeneration of tendon/ligament, and protein delivery for orthopaedic tissue engineering.

Research Areas:
Biomaterials, Pharmaceuticals & Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Associate Professor
Research Areas:
Medical Robotics, Nanotechnology, Neuroengineering, Pharmaceuticals & Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Research Interests:

Olivia is interested in the effects of both the structural and biochemical cues provided by the extracellular matrix on modulating cell phenotype and inflammation. She is currently working to create microcarriers to expand chondrocytes while maintaining their phenotype and direct the differentiation of stem cells. Olivia is also investigating the use of MSCs in combination with human amniotic membrane for osteoarthritis (OA) treatments in the context of modulating inflammation and OA progression.

Research Areas:
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Engineering, Biomaterials
Research Interests:

Adhesion based purification of stem cell populations

Research Areas:
Stem Cell Engineering
Research Areas:
Biomaterials, Neuroengineering, Pharmaceuticals & Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Research Areas:
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, Biomechanics, Stem Cell Engineering, Biomaterials
Research Areas:
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Engineering, Biomaterials
Research Areas:
Biomaterials, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Research Interests:

Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Therapies for Increased Vascularization, Stem Cell Therapies

Research Areas:
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, Biomechanics, Stem Cell Engineering, Biomaterials
Adjunct Professor
Research Interests:

Guldberg’s research interests focus on musculoskeletal growth and development, functional regeneration following traumatic injury, and degenerative diseases, including skeletal fragility and osteoarthritis. His research is supported by the NIH, NSF, DoD, and several biotechnology companies and has resulted in over 150 book chapters and publications. Guldberg is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and holds several national leadership positions.

Research Areas:
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, Biomechanics, Stem Cell Engineering
Research Interests:

Scientific automation with a focus area in in-vivo patch clamping. Other interests include mechatronics, design, and computer modeling of thermal, electrical, mechanical, kinematic, and dynamic systems.

Research Areas:
Neuroengineering, Stem Cell Engineering
Research Areas:
Biomaterials, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Research Interests:

BioMEMs for mechanical manipulation of cells for molecule delivery. 

Research Areas:
Biomechanics, Stem Cell Engineering
Bioengineering
Research Interests:

My research is focused on the growth, expansion, and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) into human intestinal organoids (HIOs) using an engineered synthetic polyethylene glycol (PEG) hydrogel platform.

Research Areas:
Biomaterials, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Research Interests:

Systems Biology Computational Modeling, Personalized Medicine, Immunotherapeutics

Research Areas:
Pharmaceuticals & Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Research Interests:

In-vitro models of disease

Research Areas:
BioImaging, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, Pharmaceuticals & Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Engineering, Biomaterials
Bioengineering
Research Areas:
Biomaterials, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Research Areas:
Stem Cell Engineering
Research Areas:
Nanotechnology, Stem Cell Engineering
Master of Science in Bioengineering
Research Areas:
BioImaging, Stem Cell Engineering
Research Areas:
Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Ph.D. Student + R&D Engineer
Research Interests:

Neural Engineering + Biomaterials

Research Areas:
BioImaging, Medical Robotics, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, Nanotechnology, Biomechanics, Neuroengineering, Pharmaceuticals & Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Engineering, Biomaterials