Research Areas

The Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM) research center is focused on endogenous repair or how the body can harness its own potential to heal or regenerate. Example clinical targets and technologies include: biomaterials to control inflamation, limb repair and regeneration, therapeutic delivery, nerve regeneration, cell therapies, and biomanufacturing.

The following research has been funded by 2016 REM seed grants:

Rabindranath De La Fuente/Yuhong Fan - UGA/GT - Single-cell epigenomics: Towards understanding the mechanisms regulating cell potency and epigenetic stability for regenerative biomanufacturing

Andres J. Garcia/Muna Qayed/Raghavan Chinnadurai - GT/Emory/Emory - Hydrogels for Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Treat Graft-vs-Host Disease

Young C. Jang/Luke Brewster/Franklin West - GT/Emory/UGA - Transplantation of bioenergetics-enriched stem cells to boost muscle regeneration in ischemic myopathy

Lohitash Karumbaiah/Maysam Ghovanloo - UGA/GT - Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Traumatic Brain Injuries

YongTae Kim/Young-sup Yoon - GT/Emory - HDL-mimetic nanocarriers for miRNA-mediated direct cell reprogramming for vascular regeneration

Todd Sulchek/James Lauderdale - GT/UGA - Microfluidic technologies to rapidly collect stem cells for treatment of damaged cornea

Luke J. Mortensen/Ed Botchwey - UGA/GT - Enhancing transplanted MSC engraftment by selective opening of the bone marrow niche for hypophosphatasia renewal

John D. Roback/James Dahlman/Sean Stowell - Emory/GT/Emory - Development of novel iPSC-RBCs engineering to tolerize recipients to alloantigens that complicate transfusion and other cell therapies

The following research has been funded by 2015 REM seed grants:

Brandon Dixon/John Peroni - GT/UGA - The Development of a Large Animal Model and Lymphatic Muscle Cell Therapy Approach for Treating Secondary Lymphedema

Zaid Al-Kadhimi/Manu Platt - Emory/GT - Enhancing Multiple Myeloma Vaccine Response after Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

Lohitash Karumbaiah/Maysam Ghovanloo - UGA/GT - Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Luke Mortensen/Edward Botchwey - UGA/GT - Enhancing Transplanted MSC Engraftment by Selective Opening of the Bone Marrow Niche for Hypophosphatasia

W. Robert Taylor/Andres Garcia - Emory/GT - A Novel Cell Delivery Strategy for the Myocardium

Zion Ho Tse/John Oshinski - UGA/Emory - Development of a Robotic Platform for MRI-guided Cellular Therapeutic Infusions

Nick Willett/Krishnendu Roy - Emory/GT - An Immunoengineering Strategy to Restore Immune-homeostasis and Improve Regenerative Intervention Outcomes Following severe Musculoskeletal Trauma

Chunhui Xu/M.G. Finn - Emory/GT - Selective Removal of Residual Stem Cells Using Qβ Virus-Like Particles

Chunhui Xu/Ronghu Wu - Emory/GT - Identification of Surface Glycoproteins as Effective Biomarkers of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiac Progenitors