Matrix Biology and Engineering Lab (MBEL)

MBEL is a part of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, a Joint Department between the Georgia Inst. of Technology College of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine. The lab is physically located on the 2nd floor in the U.A. Whitaker Building on the Georgia Tech campus.

Our research centers on:

Understanding the critical roles of the extracellular matrix (ECM) during in wound healing and pathology; and using that scientific insight to engineering extracellular matrices and theapies that promote regeneration and wound healing. 


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  • Ashley Brown and Kaitlin Ahlstedt in the Weekly Digest
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    February, 2013
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    April, 2012
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    March, 2012
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