Special Issue "Cell-Biomaterial Interactions: Vol II"

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Amol Janorkar
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Biomedical Materials Science, School of Dentistry, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS 39216, USA
Interests: synthesis and modification of polymeric biomaterials; tissue engineering; multi-component drug delivery systems; in vitro tissue and disease models
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Prof. Dr. Eben Alsberg
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Department of Bioengineering, Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Interests: tissue engineering; biomaterials; bioactive factor delivery; stem cells; regenerative medicine
Dr. Gulden Camci-Unal
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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; cardiovascular diseases; biomineralization; wound healing; additive manufacturing; point of care diagnostics
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Special Issue Information

The native extracellular matrix provides dynamic and spatially heterogeneous microstructural, mechanical, and compositional cues that can influence cell behavior. The ability to mimic such complex in vivo cell-microenvironmental interactions is essential to the success of an implant biomaterial. To direct and control cell behavior, surface modification methods have been developed for scaffolds where cell contact is expected primarily at the scaffold surface. As tissue engineering research has progressed with three-dimensional scaffolds, the ability to promote cellular in-growth and/or sustain the growth of cells already incorporated into the scaffold must be considered. New strategies will be required to address such challenges. Innovative approaches to engineer cell-biomaterial interactions may be utilized to regulate three-dimensional orientation and architecture of cells, control cell-cell contact and communication with microscale resolution, and direct cell behavior to achieve appropriate biological function. 

For this second volume of the Special Issue on “Cell-Biomaterial Interactions” (Vol I), we are inviting original research papers and comprehensive reviews on all innovative developments that provide fundamental insights about cell-biomaterial interactions including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Integration of microstructural, mechanical, and compositional cues for engineering complex tissue systems
  • Substrate guided stem cell behavior
  • Interactions of specific cell types with materials
  • Modification of three-dimensional biomaterial scaffolds by grafting and patterning of small molecules, polymers, and/or ligands
  • Characterization methods to ascertain a successfully modified three-dimensional scaffold and cellular interactions with such scaffolds
  • New developments in materials that are responsive to environmental cues (e.g., temperature, pH, mechanical or electrical stimuli, or cellular products)

Prof. Amol Janorkar
Prof. Dr. Eben Alsberg
Dr. Gulden Camci-Unal
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Bioengineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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