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

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Please retweet - PhD STUDENTSHIP available to work on self-assembling matrixes to develop organ-on-chip cancer models in collaboration with @OrdonezMoranLab and https://t.co/g3LyGdeGuD @UoN_BDI funded by @EPSRC https://t.co/dU2xgiCY8z https://t.co/mAqbQHCPUu
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- 4 days ago

@jugalsahoo: Excited to share our new research just published today in 'Advanced Biology'. Here we described different routes/synthetic pathways to modify sugars onto silk fibroin protein biopolymer. https://t.co/tMPVqXrvlr
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- 5 days ago

@ProfZhaoMIT: Thank @ACSChemRev for featuring this work as the front cover. Soft Materials by Design: Unconventional Polymer Networks Give Extreme Properties. https://t.co/mbKu57ecCn https://t.co/nGXr5gVhpJ
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- 5 days ago

@mustafaoguler: Guest–Host Supramolecular Assembly of Injectable Hydrogel Nanofibers for Cell Encapsulation https://t.co/Cc14XeK9z7
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- 5 days ago

@Rainmaker1973: This simple experiment shows the importance of pressure in siphoning. The middle bottle is capped and the air inside it takes space: that's why the fluid level cannot increase until the cap is removed [source: https://t.co/KINqX6nLZB] https://t.co/756AgVxe8i
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