Biomaterials and Regenerative Engineering


The main target of our lab is to conduct research to develop new biomaterials for applications in tissue engineering, mainly based on silk fibroin in different formats and on the biofunctionalization of conventional biomaterials. Related to this aim, our research also intends to contribute to the understanding of basic questions in the field of biomechanics.

We are working in four main research areas regarding biomaterials, tissue engineering and biomechanics: (1) Development of new bioinspired silk-based biomaterials. (2) Characterization and modeling of natural collagen-based materials (pericardium, tendons, blood vessels) and development of collagen-based prostheses. (3) Application of cell mechanics as diagnostic tool, and (4) functionalization of biomaterials to enhance biocompatibility.

Principal investigator: Gustavo Guinea