​Bio-functional Materials Laboratory

Location and Contact Information

Bio-functional Materials Laboratory
630 W. 168th St., VC 9-220
New York, NY 10032
United States

(212) 305-8672

Principal Investigators

The research interests of the Bio-functional Materials Laboratory are in the areas of:

  • Bio-functional materials for regenerative medicine in bone
  • Biogenic surface modifications of implant devices
  • Tailed drug delivery system
  • Microenvironments for osteo-/vasculogenesis, dynamic 3D culture system to study of bone metastasis
  • 3D cancer model to study of bone metastases and test chemotherapeutic agents.

In particular, we are interested in developing a bio-inspired microenvironment platform to engineer skeletal organoid to study mechanisms of bone formation and metastases. We also aim to further the understanding of microenvironments of stem cell fate concerning hard tissues formation using our invented technology (Patent No: US 8,916,228 B2, Provisional Application: CU14046, CU14182). 

In an increasingly aging society, the need for treatment of bone-related issues is significantly increasing. Our hope is to use these systems to help the treatment for functional bone healing so that entire bone defects can be restored to their original states. We believe quality work depends on idea, passion and persistence.

Lab Members

Dental Students

  • Andrea Kim

    *IADR Student Fellowship Award 2016

  • Chad Curtis

  • Felix Hong

  • Stephanie Nkemdirim

  • Danielle Dorrego

  • Paul Lee

    *First place in Birnberg Research Program 2016

  • Zachary Hollander

Undergraduate Students

  • Bilqees Rahman

  • Erin Cheong

  • Ashley Koo

  • Sonia Mankin