We are an interdisciplinary team developing creative bioengineering research.
Anisotropic and Biomimetic 3D Environments
Novel techniques to generate hydrogel environments with
precise chemical and physical composition and anisotropy.
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Self-Assembling Supramolecular Composites
Self-assembling of multiple types of molecular building-blocks to
create extracellular matrix mimetics.
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Dynamic Self-Assembling Membranes
Self-assembling biomolecules in innovative ways to create hierarchical
structures with novel properties.
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Membranes for Tissue Regeneration
Robust and bioactive membranes and scaffolds made from natural
and recombinant proteins for regenerative medicine.
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Materials for Controlled Biomineralization
Molecular templates to nucleate and guide the growth of
minerals into complex hierarchical structures.
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Cell-instructing Topographies and 3D Structures
Precise micro and nanotopographies on surfaces or 3D structures
designed to control biological responses.
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The Mata Lab

Nature has evolved to grow and heal sophisticated structures through the assembly of multiple types of molecular building blocks. As the need for more efficient regenerative solutions increases, it is essential to develop approaches that can more accurately recreate these complex biological systems.

We work at the interface of materials science, structural biology, bioengineering, and medicine to develop materials and fabrication processes that can bridge the gap between molecular design and macroscopic functionality.

We focus on developing technologies to address major healthcare challenges such as improving the regeneration of tissues and organs, enhancing the way drugs and therapies are developed, and advancing our understanding of diseases.

Featured News

@mata_lab

- 1 day ago

@mustafaoguler: A blueprint for translational regenerative medicine https://t.co/xfzgeGLXUL @ScienceTM @jrmstrng
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- 2 days ago

@ADDReditors: ADDR in press: "(Macro)molecular self-assembly for hydrogel drug delivery" By Matthew J. Webber and E. Thomas Pashuck, @WebberLab @NotreDame @LehighU #ADDRjournal #drugdelivery https://t.co/farrmmTQjb https://t.co/RtOuxT7cda
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- 4 days ago

@thechowlab: Please RT! @LehighU is inviting applications for multiple open-rank faculty positions in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science! Would love to have some awesome people join @LehighBioE and @lehighmse! 😎@lehighengineers @LehighResearch https://t.co/ERxQ0Gp0C0
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- 6 days ago

@NPeppas: Very interesting article from the leading biofabrication group in China, Dr Xingdong Zhang (former #IUSBSE President) director "Biofabrication (3D Bioprinting) Laboratory at Sichuan University", Bio-des. Manuf. (2021). https://t.co/PcWGqOYIb3 https://t.co/CLBbapbvsm https://t.co/BEYIefKPg8
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- 8 days ago

@rafalklajn: Our perspective on dissipative self-assembly, in which we seek analogies between chemically and light-fueled systems: https://t.co/fwJElqzD9r Excellent work by two @creanet_ITN students @EnfelsMaren and @juliusgemen
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