Our laboratory works at the interface of biology and engineering to develop new medical devices and human therapies.  For example, we are working to create nanoparticles that can deliver genetic therapy inside of cells, or even perform genome editing in vivo.  We are also developing living therapeutics, constructed from human cells and biomaterials, that can provide long-term therapy for chronic diseases such as diabetes.  Finally, we are seeking to create smart biomaterials and responsive drug delivery systems that can integrate with the body and provide customized, on-demand treatment for patients.