• Tough adhesive

    Tough adhesive

    Credit: Jianyu Li, Adam Celiz, Wyss Institute.

  • Mesoporous silica rods

    Mesoporous silica rods

    Credit: Aileen Li, James Weaver

  • Dental pulp stem cells

    Dental pulp stem cells on regenerative biomaterial

    Credit: Kyle Vining

  • Encapsulated mesenchymal stem cell in alginate microgel

    Encapsulated mesenchymal stem cell in alginate microgel

    Purple: alginate, yellow: actin, blue: nucleus. Credit: Angelo Mao.

  • APC-ms

    Antigen-presenting cell-mimetic scaffolds

    Alex Cheung, David Zhang

Welcome!

The Mooney lab focuses on making therapies more effective and practical. Our research involves exploiting our understanding of cell and molecular biology to design biomaterials that effect and potentiate specific cell functions. The lab members consist of post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, research fellows, and visiting scholars from diverse academic backgrounds. For more information, please visit our publications page, and for any inquiries, please visit our contact page.

Latest News

Programmable microencapsulation for enhanced mesenchymal stem cell persistence and immunomodulation published in PNAS

July 30, 2019
Congrats to Angelo and team on their recent publication which describes a microfluidic-based biomaterial encapsulation approach to improve the in vivo residence time of intravenously delivered MSCs - these modifications extended cell persistence even in the presence of innate and adaptive immunity-mediated clearance. Check it out here: Programmable microencapsulation for enhanced mesenchymal stem cell persistence and immunomodulation
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