The Chew Lab engineers bio-functional micro- and nano-structured scaffolds to understand and direct cellular behavior. We use combinatorial approaches involving substrate topography/compliance and biochemical cues from drugs, genes and cells to mediate tissue regeneration and host-implant integration.
Our works range from fundamental science to scaffold, drug/gene/cell delivery technology development; and translational research. Currently, the Chew Lab focuses on scaffold-mediated gene-silencing approaches to understand and direct neural tissue regeneration, stem cell differentiation and host-implant integration.
The Chew Lab's main objective is to provide improved platforms for better understanding and control over cell fate for regenerative medicine.