Immunoengineering, Cancer, Metastasis, Immunotherapy, Drug delivery
Incorporating mechanics with cellular engineering, biochemistry, biomaterials, and immunology to 1) elucidate how physical forces regulate seemingly unrelated aspects of cancer such as metastasis and immune suppression as well as 2) develop novel immunotherapeutics to treat cancer.
Chemical biology, immunology, and evolution with viruses. Engineered polyvalency in biologically active structures. Development of reactions for organic synthesis and materials science. Traditional and combinatorial synthesis of biologically active compounds. New functional polymeric materials and surfaces.