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We are interested in both biomaterials and immunology. Our strategies to connect these two disciplines include: 

    i)     Development of artificial microenvironments for effective regeneration and induction of adaptive immunity using naïve/stem/progenitor cells
    ii)    Targeted delivery of therapeutics for controlled immuno-activation or modulation in selective immune cell populations
    iii)   Engineering receptor-ligand interactions within the immunological synapse in healthy and diseased states using molecular devices

The common end goal of these research topics is the development of biomaterials-based translational cellular and molecular immunotherapies for cancers, infections, and autoimmune diseases.