Heo Laboratory

Welcome to Heo Laboratory

The Heo Lab is dedicated to advancing nuclear mechanobiology and tissue engineering for the development of innovative therapeutic approaches in musculoskeletal repair and regeneration.

Our multidisciplinary research team is committed to understanding the intricate interplay between the biophysical environment and cell biology within the context of musculoskeletal tissue remodeling, encompassing aspects such as development, disease, degeneration, and repair. To address these fundamental questions, we employ cutting-edge experimental techniques, including Super-resolution Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM), that allow us to delve into the nanoscale regulation of cellular behaviors by biophysical cues. We aim to precisely manipulate the cellular microenvironment, opening up avenues for innovative research in this field. Furthermore, our research goes beyond elucidating fundamental mechanisms. We aspire to translate our findings and knowledge into practical applications, particularly in engineering complex functional tissue constructs. To achieve this, we utilize various fabrication techniques, such as electrospinning and 3D bioprinting, which are pivotal in the realm of regenerative medicine.

Overall, the Heo Lab is committed to pushing the boundaries of knowledge in nuclear mechanobiology, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. We aim to contribute to the development of innovative therapeutic strategies and functional tissue constructs that have the potential to revolutionize musculoskeletal repair and regeneration.

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Lab News

Congratulations to Se-Hwan, Molly, Tyler, Ellen, Yuna, and Catherine!
February 05, 2024
Their nice presentations at ORS 2023! Very Proud!

Congratulations to Tyler!
November 15, 2023
Congratulations to Tyler on winning best poster award at PCMD Annual Scientific Symposium!

Congrats to Ellen, Se-Hwan, Molly, Tyler, Yuna, and Eon!
November 14, 2023
Congratulations on having their abstracts accepted for podium and poster presentations at the upcoming 2024 Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in Long Beach! Way to go!

Congratulations to Ellen and Su Chin!
October 19, 2023
Congratulations to Ellen and Su Chin on their presentations at BMES 2023!

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Felicia Pinto!
October 16, 2023
Welcome to our Research Engineer, Felicia Pinto!

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