Over the past 60+ years, the discoveries made in the field of biomaterials have revolutionized the health care industry. Immeasurable benefits from blood compatible tubing, bone implants, and drug delivery devices have facilitated new areas of health care including regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The hallmark of these materials are their biocompatibility. Yet, biocompatibility is not a bulk property but rather a feature of the application and setting in which the material is used. Our laboratory is interested in taking advantage of specific tissue/cellular processes (e.g., oxidative stress, adhesion molecule expression) to design new polymeric biomaterials for cancer therapy and regenerative medicine applications.

News & Events

Congratulations to Prachi for winning 2nd position in the Oral Presentation at the Biomaterials Day, Vanderbilt University, 2015

Sundar's poster received 2nd place at the 40th Annual Naff Symposium on Complexity and Self-assembly. Congratulations !

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Dziubla for remarkable talk on promoting culture of collaborative research featured on UKNow. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/promoting-culture-collaboration-research

Congratulations to Andrew Vasilakes, Paritosh Wattamwar and Dr. Thomas Dziubla for getting their book chapter on 'Polymeric Nanoparticles' published in Engineering Polymeric Systems for Improved Drug Delivery. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118098471.html

A warm welcome to Mark Bailey on joining Dziubla Lab as a graduate student.

It is a pleasure to announce that David Cochran has accepted a position at Johnson & Johnson as Formulation Scientist. We will miss you!

Sundar’s research on layer-by-layer networks of polymeric filomicelles made the front cover of Biomaterials Forum! Volume 35, Issue 3 .

Congratulations to David Cochran on his recently accepted paper in Biomaterials http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961213009733

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David Cochran representing University of Kentucky in NSF-IGERT Trainee Video Competition 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIJNcBZgVBU