Heo Laboratory

Welcome to Heo Laboratory

The Heo Lab is focused on nuclear mechanobiology and tissue engineering to develop new therapeutic strategies for musculoskeletal repair and regeneration. Our research team explores the feedback between the biophysical environment and cell biology in the context of musculoskeletal tissue remodeling (with development, disease, degeneration, or repair). We also develop innovative methods to enable precise control of the cellular microenvironment and utilize sophisticated experimental techniques [e.g., Super-resolution stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM)] to address our fundamental questions about how biophysical cues regulate cellular behaviors at the nanoscale. In addition, our team aims to expand our findings and knowledge to engineer complex functional tissue constructs for regenerative medicine applications using fabrication techniques (e.g., electrospinning and 3D Bioprinting).

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What's New

BMES 2021 Poster Presentation - Molly!
October 09, 2021
Congratulations to Molly on her first poster presentation at BMES 2021!

BMES 2021 Podium Presentation - Ellen!
October 08, 2021
Congratulations to Ellen on her first podium presentation at BMES 2021!

BMES 2021 Podium Presentation - Saeed!
October 08, 2021
Congratulations to Saeed on his first podium presentation at BMES 2021!

Congratulations Saeed, Ellen, and Molly!
August 03, 2021
Congratulations on having their first abstracts accepted for podium presentations and a poster presentation @BMESociety 2021

Congratulations to Se-Hwan, Saeed and Co-authors!
June 08, 2021
Congratulations to Se-Hwan, Saeed, and coauthors for their manuscript "3D cell aggregate printing technology and its applications" that has been accepted for publication in Essays in Biochemistry!

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