MOVAT'S PENTACHROME STAIN OF THE GROWTH PLATE IN A MURINE PROXIMAL TIBIA

CANCER-ASSOCIATED ADIPOCYTES ON FIBRONECTIN

THE FISCHBACH LAB (2018)

POLARIZED LIGHT IMAGE OF PICROSIRIUS RED-STAINED BONE

ENGINEERED MICROVESSEL

Recent News

Aaron and Lu have successfully defended their theses! Aaron will be beginning his post-doctoral position at Stanford, while Lu will remain in the lab with us a little while longer!

Research Areas

Microenvironmental conditions (e.g., 3-D cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions) are critically important in tumor induction and progression, and mediate the establishment of metastases at preferential target sites. By exploring diversified tissue-engineered model systems and polymeric growth factor delivery strategies, our research aims at elucidating microenvironmental events that currently impair the prognosis of cancer patients and to develop new drug delivery systems for more effective treatment of cancer.

Recent Publications

Chiou AE, Hinckley JA, Khaitan R, et al. Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles to Label Metastatic Tumor Cells in Mineralized Bone Microenvironments [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 28]. Small. 2020;e2001432. doi:10.1002/smll.202001432