Stem Cell Models of Human Organogenesis

Work in our lab connects chemical and biological engineering with developmental biology with a larger aim of recreating human organ development using stem cells. Students will employ advanced biomaterials and tissue engineering approaches to deliver signaling gradients to stem cells so to induce precise and quantitative patterns mimicking organ formation in vivo. Projects include: studying early human embryo development (the first cell fates in the human embryo, implantation of the embryo into the uterus, placenta development), human gut health and disease (modeling intestinal morphogenesis, gut-microbiome interface, etc), and vasculogenesis (the development of blood vessels in the context of various organs).

Name of Lab: Laboratory of Synthetic Human Organogenesis

Direct Supervisor: Mijo Simunovic

Hours per week: 40 hr/week

Position type: On site

Qualifications: Basic (bio) wet lab skills

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's

SEAS students only: No

Mijo Simunovic, [email protected]