Sharon Gerecht
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Gerecht’s research group studies the interactions between cells and their microenvironments with the long-term goal to develop therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases and cancer. We develop biomaterials and culture systems to recapitulate mechanical and physical aspects of the extracellular milieu to understand the function of stem and cancer cells, and use that information to guide cell responses in tissue regeneration and cancer metastasis.

Current Research Interests

stem cells, biomaterials, hypoxia, blood vessels, physics of cancer, regenerative medicine

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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