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.

Cullen Lab News

  • Kacy Teaching In India! Monday, December 2, 2019
    Dr. Kacy Cullen has been invited to teach a 2-week course, "Engineering Strategies to Restore the Nervous System", at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, hosted by Dr. Utpal Bora!

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Cullen Lab Events

  • Food For Thought Friday, February 14, 2020 Friday, February 14, 2020 12:00-1:00pm

    Presentation by Wisberty Gordian-Velez

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