George D. Pins

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
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Phone: +1-508-831-6742
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B.S., Ph.D., Rutgers University

Pins operates the biomaterials/tissue engineering laboratory within the biomedical engineering department at WPI. The research in his laboratory focuses on developing engineered replacements for damaged tissues and organs. Specifically, his group uses biomimetic design strategies and innovative fabrication processes to create three-dimensional scaffolds that regenerate tissue by maintaining native tissue architecture and preserving cellular microenvironments. These scaffolds are used to investigate the roles of extracellular matrix (ECM) cues and topographic features in modulating cellular functions, including adhesion, migration, proliferation, differentiation and tissue remodeling. Theses studies will provide a greater understanding of cell-matrix interaction that regulate wound healing and tissue remodeling and will be used to improve the design of engineered analogs for the repair of soft tissue injuries. Pins has ten years of experience designing and developing bioengineered scaffolds for the repair of soft tissue injuries.

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