Dr. Tao LoweWelcome to Dr. Lowe’s Biomaterials for Translational Research Laboratory. Our research group focuses on innovative bionanotechnology, drug and gene delivery, regenerative medicine, precision medicine, neural engineering, stem cell engineering, contraception, and biosensoring. The research activities include rational design and synthesis of multi-stimuli-responsive biomaterials including nanogels, branched/dendritic nanoparticles, hydrogels and thin films; characterizations of the mechanisms by which the designed biomaterials regulate targeted and sustained delivery of drugs, proteins and genes, promote cell growth, and provide biosensing; and in vitro and in vivo studies of the bioefficacy of these biomaterials. The ultimate goal of the research in Lowe Lab is to develop novel biomaterials that can provide exquisitely sensitive, selective, non-toxic, biodegradable and responsive platforms to target therapeutic agents to the sites of ocular, central nervous, cancerous, alveolar, or musculoskeletal lesions.