Congratulations to Xiaohong Tan

Congratulations to Xiaohong Tan for the publication of her paper, Integrin and syndecan binding peptide-conjugated alginate hydrogel for modulation of nucleus pulposus cell phenotype in Biomaterials!

Huebsch Lab Receives Nearly $2 Million Grant from the NIH to Study Potential Mechanical Triggers Behind Inherited Heart Disease (Links to an external site)

Nathaniel Huebsch, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, will research the role that blood pressure plays in triggering symptoms in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with a five-year, nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. He and his team will use a heart tissue model engineered from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to identify molecular mechanisms that cause that sensitize heart muscle to the mechanical load imparted by hypertension. […]