Translational Cell & Tissue Engineering

Translational Cell & Tissue Engineering develops and translates advanced technologies to enhance or restore function at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels. Hopkins BME is leading an effort in translational cell and tissue engineering that bridges discovery, innovation, and translation through basic science, engineering, and clinical endeavors.

Research in Translational Cell & Tissue Engineering

Our students and faculty are pioneering translational cell and tissue engineering approaches to augment tissue regeneration and treat disease. Key research areas include:

Molecular and Cellular Biotechnologies

We are inventing biological technologies to construct novel cellular microenvironments, create targeted drug delivery platforms, and engineer cell function both ex vivo and in vivo.

Instructive Materials

We are controlling the signals that regulate cellular responses at the macro and nano scales through high-throughput synthesis and screening platforms, 3-D printing tools, and functional materials design.

Cellular Therapeutics

We are reprogramming cells as living therapies for targeted treatment of diseases.


We are enabling the translation of biological and cellular technologies for the emerging global bioeconomy.

Computational Regenerative Engineering

We are working to understand the dynamic behaviors of cells integrated across multiple length scales, ranging from molecules to tissues.

Systems Biology

In order to design improved therapies, we are identifying essential targets by breaking down complex cell and tissue responses.

Core Faculty