Nick Willett


Nick

 

Willett

Assistant Professor
Primary School/Department: 
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Title 2: 
Assistant Professor

Email: 
Office Location: 
2302 IBB
University: 
Emory University

Research Affiliations:

Research Center Affiliations: 
Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM)
Immunoengineering
Center for ImmunoEngineering
Biomaterials

Research Areas:

Research Areas: 
Biomaterials
Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics
Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cell Technology

Research Interests:

The overall research of the lab focuses on a systems integration approach to musculoskeletal disease and regenerative engineering by applying novel imaging and engineering approaches to mechanistic biology problems. Our current work has three main thrusts: (i) cell and biologic therapies for the healing of large bone and muscle defects, (ii) multi-scale mechanical regulation of bone regeneration, (iii) intra-articular therapeutic delivery for post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Combining backgrounds in mechanical engineering, vascular biology and musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, our research integrates mechanics principles and analytical tools with molecular biology techniques to uniquely address challenges of musculoskeletal disease and regeneration.