My lab at MIT designs adaptive living materials powered by assemblies of living cells for applications ranging from medicine to machines. Currently, we are focused on using biological materials and engineering tools to build living neuromuscular tissues. These biological actuators help us understand and manipulate the architecture and function of the biological motor control system. Our goal is to help restore mobility to those who have lost it after disease or trauma, and to deploy biological actuators as functional components in machines.
To learn more about our work, please refer to my book Biofabrication, published by MIT Press and targeted at general audiences.