BSRT Graduate School

David Mooney

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Organisation: 
Harvard University
Institute: 
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Address: 

Engineering Sciences Lab 40

Oxford St. Cambridge

MA 02138

Positions: 

Since 01/2011

Einstein Visiting Fellow, Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies

 

Since 2009 Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

 

Since 2009 Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Research Interests: 

The basic question driving the research is: how do cells receive information from the materials they contact? Basic science studies utilizing the tools of cell and molecular biology are used to study the mechanisms by which chemical (for example, specific cell adhesion molecules) or mechanical signals are sensed by cells and alter cell function. The results of these types of studies are then used to design and synthesize new biomaterials that regulate the gene expression of interacting cells. These biomaterials are used in a variety of tissue engineering and drug delivery projects to promote the growth, or regeneration of tissues and organs in the body.