BME 575 Cell-Materials Interactions

This course will serve as an intermediate level course to graduate/upper class undergraduate students to enrich their knowledge on mutual regulation of selected biomaterials and cellular activities (such as cell adhesion, proliferation, migration and differentiation) at cellular/ molecular levels for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, infection and immunomodulation. This course first reviews the relevant material properties (e.g., stiffness, surface topology, surface functionalization, electrical charges, etc.) and then discusses the membranous “outside-in” signaling. This course will further discuss how the properties regulate various cells including tissue forming cells, stem cells, immune cells and bacterial cells.




Biomedical Engineering Program