Research in the Nanoscale Neurology Laboratory focuses on the design of fibrous templates for directed nerve regeneration. We are interested in the chemical and biological modification of electrospun polymer fibers. We evaluate our biomaterials through in vitro analysis employing primary rat motor and sensory neurons.
Electrospinning is a technique to produce uniform fibers from polymer solutions that have many potential medical applications, including tissue engineering, implant materials and drug delivery. We are interested in the use of aligned electrospun fibers to create scaffolds for neuronal tissue engineering.