About the Lab


The Cullen Laboratory applies biomedical engineering principles and technologies towards two complementary goals:

  • an improved understanding of the causative mechanisms of neural injury
  • the development of cutting-edge neural tissue engineering-based treatments to promote regeneration and restore function

Research Overview


The Cullen Laboratory was founded in 2009 with significant support from the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Our research has received additional funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the University Research Foundation at the University of Pennsylvania.