Aug. 9, 2022—Romario demonstrated that thermoresponsive hydrogels can be used to enable cooling-triggered reactions. Typically one thinks of adding heat to a set of reagents to initiate a reaction; in this approach, one has to cool the system down to start the reaction. The approach can be generalized to various reaction types and the triggering temperature can...
Aug. 27, 2021—We currently have multiple openings for graduate students interested in tissue engineering, microfluidics, human brain organoids, and non-traditional micropatterning approaches. These positions are supported by projects funded by NIH and NSF. Interested students should contact Prof. Bellan for more details.
Aug. 9, 2021—Exciting results from our collaboration with Dr. Wes Thayer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were just published! Check out the manuscript here.
Aug. 28, 2020—Brian’s paper describes a new bioinstructive hydrogel we call GelMA-Cad. Not only is it easily patterned, but it promotes survival and maturation of iPSC-derived neurons, and facilities their assembly into synaptically connected networks. This is the latest result from our extensive collaborative efforts with the Lippmann lab, where Brian is now a postdoc. Check out...
Xin’s latest paper on microfluidic devices to synthesize PET tracers is published in Molecular Imaging and Biology!
Jul. 13, 2020—Xin’s paper describing simple, high throughput synthesis of ready-to-use [68Ga]Ga-PSMA-11 (a critically important PET tracer for identifying prostate cancer cells) is published in Molecular Imaging and Biology! Congratulations Xin!
Shannon’s paper on the stability of an iPSC-derived brain endothelium formed in a microchannel is out in Stem Cell Reports!
Feb. 15, 2019—Check out the article! And press!
Brian’s paper on setting up gradients of morphogens in large stem cell laden hydrogels is accepted at Biomaterials Science!
Feb. 12, 2019—Check out the article!
Nov. 8, 2018—A series entitled “The Chemistry of Delight”
Xin’s paper on a microfluidic device for PET radiotracer synthesis is accepted for publication in Lab on a Chip!
Apr. 9, 2018—Here is the link
Nov. 29, 2017—Naomi Mburu, a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who worked in our lab during the summer of 2015 on a 3D printing project, just won a Rhodes Scholarship. She is the first student in UMBC’s history to win this prestigious award, and the Bellan lab is incredibly proud of her and her...