Welcome to the George Laboratory
Transport and Tissue Engineering
Our research program is focused in six broad areas of transport phenomena, immunoengineering, computational modeling, tissue engineering, and “organ-on-a-chip” technologies which include 3D microphysiological systems to simulate 1) the microcirculation, 2) the tumor microenvironment (brain (GBM), prostate, and breast cancer), 3) bone marrow, and 4) the immune system.
We utilize both experimental and theoretical techniques. The projects are multidisciplinary and involve active collaborations here at UC Davis with Professors Scott Simon, Randy Carney, Xiangdong Zhu, and Sandy Borowsky. We also maintain collaborations with numerous other faculty including Saul Priceman (City of Hope, Los Angeles), Nicole Baumgarth (Johns Hopkins), and Chris Hughes (UCI) and Abe Lee (UCI). The tissue engineering projects are supported by a fully-equipped modern cell and tissue culture lab, and actively employ all modern biology techniques, fabrication of microfluidic devices using soft lithography, and environmentally-controlled confocal microscopy. We invite you to explore the lab in more details including specific research projects and the quality individuals that make up the lab.