Associate Undergraduate Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
2146 Lurie Biomedical Engineering
1101 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2110
Phone: (734) 764 8313
More Info: Professor Stegemann's Cell-Matrix Interactions and Tissue Engineering laboratory focuses on the use of extracellular environments to control cell function and promote tissue regeneration. The group's work involves characterizing how cells interact with the 3D environment that surrounds them in native tissues, including the extracellular matrix, soluble biochemicals, and mechanical forces. The lab then uses this knowledge to create composite materials using proteins and polysaccharides to direct cell function, and to deliver cells for therapeutic purposes. Current application areas are in creating electrically conductive biopolymers for nerve regeneration, developing new materials to enhance bone repair, and improving the delivery of cells to treat heart failure.
Research Areas: Bio-Nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Organ and Whole Body Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.