Our research is guided by the feedback loop between tissue mechanics and cellular processes. We use custom tools to quantify tissue mechanics and engineer microenvironments to mimic these target properties. This unique approach to tissue engineering allows us to build tissues-in-a-dish to understand fundamental biological mechanisms of regeneration, cancer, stem cell biology and more.

Want to learn more?

  • Explore our projects in these pages (menu to left)
  • Stop by lab meetings Mondays from 4:00-5:00 pm in MAE-B 237
  • Check out our full list of publications or sign up for our newsletter
  • Attend an open house! Potential students and all members of the UF community are invited to stop by 9/4, 10/2, or 11/6 from 5:30-6:30pm. We are in the Nuclear Sciences Building, Room 512. If you have trouble finding us, call us at 352-273-3710 
  • Want to join us? Check out our Joining the Lab Checklist to learn how you can become part of our team