Welcome to the George Laboratory
Transport and Tissue Engineering
Our research program is focused in six broad areas of transport phenomena, computational modeling, tissue engineering, and “organ-on-a-chip” technologies which include 3D microphysiological systems to simulate 1) the microcirculation, 2) cardiac muscle, 3) the tumor microenvironment (colon cancer and breast cancer), 4) bone marrow, 5) the immune system, and 6) pancreatic tissue.
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, Alyssa Panitch, Sepideh Gholami, Sandy Borowski, and Nicole Baumgarth. We also maintain collaboration at UCI with Professors Chris Hughes and Abe Lee, and at Washington University with Professors Greg Longmore, Stacey Rentschler, David Curiel, and Ryan Fields. The tissue engineering projects are supported by a fully-equipped modern cell and tissue culture lab, and actively employ modern stem biology techniques (e.g., differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells), fabrication of microfluidic devices using soft lithography, and non-invasive (optical) assessment or characterization of oxygen tension using phosphorescent lifetime imaging (PhLIM). We invite you to explore the lab in more details including specific research projects and the quality individuals that make up the lab.