Laboratory For Stem Cells And Tissue Engineering

Biomaterial scaffolds

Perfusion bioreactor


Heart repair

Lung repair


Tumor engineering

Plug & Play bioreactor

*Check out our recent lung work featured in the New York Times!*

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           The research in the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, directed by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, is focused on tissue engineering approaches to improving human health. We investigate innovative technologies for engineering human tissues – including bone, heart, and lung – by the integrated use of stem cells, biomaterial scaffolds, and bioreactors. Our long-term goals are to develop personalized treatment modalities for regenerative medicine, tissue models for stem cell research, and “organs-on-a-chip” platforms for use in precision medicine.

             Our laboratory is located in the Columbia University Medical Center, on the 12th floor of the Vanderbilt Clinic, and has the state of the art resources for stem cell and tissue engineering research. We are a founding member of the Stem Cell Core (providing standardized preparations of human stem cells) and Stem Cell Imaging Core (providing top of the line imaging equipment and services). Our laboratory is a home to the Bioreactor Core of the Tissue Engineering Resource Center founded to foster tissue engineering for medical impact. We are actively collaborating with numerous investigators at Columbia University, nationwide and throughout the world.

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