• Gene Activated 3D Scaffolding- Dr. Ma

Gene Activated 3D Scaffolding- Dr. Ma

Dr. Ma’s laboratory has been working on gene activated scaffold by incorporating polyplex chitosan nanoparticles into the scaffold.  The gene transfection profiles can be modified by changing the properties of the nanoparticles.  The gene activated scaffolds can be used to direct cell fate and the spatial pattern of regenerating tissues in 3D scaffolds.  The following images are the chitosan-pDNA nanoparticles (A), human mesenchymal stem cells transfected with green fluorescent protein (B), and the scaffold that incorporated with the chitosan-pDNA nanoparticles (C).

Contact: Teng Ma. Email: Teng@eng.fsu.edu