Scaffolds and Gels from Self-Assembly

We are interested in designing soft supramolecular materials for use as synthetic extracallular matrices.  Such materials are useful both in vitro for organotypic culture models and in vivo for applications such as wound healing and tissue repair.  

One of the advantages of a supramolecular approach for scaffold design is that different functional components can be easily combined and adjusted.  This makes it straightforward to use multifactorial experimental designs for exploring the complex combinations of factors that can be needed for eliciting a particular biological response (link to paper).