UCSF

Topics and Expertise: Tissue Engineering

Cell-folding research opens door to building with biology

Researchers were able to coax layers of cells to form shapes not found in nature, such as cubes.

Gartner named one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” of 2015

The next frontier in developing therapies for cancer and other diseases could come through studying organ development or tumor growth in living humans. Problem is, there’s no ethical way of doing that using current technology.

Zev Gartner, PhD, has focused on the next best thing: His lab is...

Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD

Professor

I am interested in the development of novel chemical tools that allow us to interrogate biological processes on a molecular level with the ultimate goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases.

Zev Gartner, PhD

Professor

My laboratory is working to understand how cells self-organize into tissues, how the structure of tissues help regulate cell behaviors, and how tissue structure breaks down in diseases like cancer. By understanding these processes we hope to reveal general principles contributing to cancer...