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 to address our fundamental questions about how biophysical cues regulate cellular behaviors. In addition, our team aims to expand our findings and knowledge to engineer complex functional tissue constructs for regenerative medicine applications.

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What's New

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!

Congratulations to Lucy Hederick for being awarded Northwestern University Summer Undergraduate Research Grant!
April 12, 2021
Congratulations to Lucy Hederick for being awarded Northwestern University Summer Undergraduate Research Grant!! We look forward to meeting you at the lab soon!

Congratulations to Boao Xia and Co-authors!
March 30, 2021
Congratulations to Boao Xia and coauthors for their manuscript "Development of A Decellularized Meniscus Matrix-Based Nanofibrous Scaffold for Meniscus Tissue Engineering" has been accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia!

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Lucy Hederick!
March 12, 2021
Welcome to our Undergrad Student Lucy Hederick.

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Sung Yeon Kim!
January 04, 2021
Welcome to our Bioengineering Ph.D. student Sung Yeon Kim!

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