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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Lab News

Congratulations to Ellen and Molly!
July 26, 2023
Huge congratulations Ellen & Molly on passing their Ph.D. qualifying exams! Now, new Ph.D. Candidates in the lab!

Congratulations to Ellen!
July 07, 2023
Ellen and Hannah's proposal has been selected for the CEMB Trainee Pilot Award!! Way to go Ellen!

Congratulations to Molly!
June 20, 2023
Molly's project has been selected to participate in Penn Health-Tech’s 2023 Health-Tech Accelerator cohort! Way to go!

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Jaeun Jung!
April 27, 2023
Welcome to our new Student Researcher Jaeun Jung!

Congratulations to Catherine Wang, Yuna Heo, Tyler Blanch, and Eon Zhang!
April 06, 2023
Their new PhD program acceptances!

Eon Zhang (Duke U, BME)
Yuna Heo (UPenn, BE)
Tyler Blanch (UPenn, BE)
Catherine Wang (UPenn, BE)

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