Student Research
Research Areas

Research concerning biomaterials, that is, any matter, surface, or construct that interacts with living systems. Biomaterials science encompasses elements of medicine, biology, chemistry, tissue engineering and materials science. Biomaterials research is primarily targeted towards regenerative medicine and drug delivery.


Faculty members in biomaterials include:

Student Publications

Vibha Tamboli '10 

  • “Controlled release of dexamethasone from peptide nanofiber gels to modulate inflammatory response.” Biomaterials. June 28, 2012.

Christine Ricci '11 

  • “Modulation of leukocyte infiltration and phenotype in microporous tissue engineering scaffolds via vector induced IL-10 expression.” Biomaterials. February 2014.
  • “Transforming growth factor-beta 1 delivery from microporous scaffolds decreases inflammation post-implant and enhances function of transplanted islets.” Biomaterials. February 2016.