Anisotropic and Biomimetic 3D Environments

Anisotropic and Biomimetic 3D Environments

We are developing techniques capable of generating hydrogel materials with chemical and physical spatial anisotropy. For example, one approach uses a novel 3D-Electrophoresis-Assisted-Lithogrpahy (3DEAL) platform that combines elements from proteomics, biotechnology, and microfabrication to print 3D molecular patterns within hydrogel materials. The technique is simple and versatile as it enables printing within multiple types of hydrogels and using multiple kinds of molecules including native proteins to create for example parallel and perpendicular lines, curves, gradients, and patterns of multiple proteins and microscale resolution.

Researchers

Gastón Primo
Clara Hedegaard
Yuanhao Wu