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of the Mikos Research Group at Rice



28th Annual Advances in Tissue Engineering Short Course

August 11th – 14th, 2021


Our laboratory specializes in biomaterials, drug delivery, nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering. Ongoing projects include:

  • Investigating novel 3D printing and bioprinting strategies for manufacturing biodegradable polymer scaffolds with precise geometries, physiologically relevant tissue architecture, and controlled release of biochemical signals to direct stem cell differentiation and tissue formation for bone and cartilage regeneration and repair;
  • Synthesizing novel extracellular matrix-derived and nanomaterial-based bioinks for 3D printing;
  • Fabricating injectable, in situ polymerizable, biodegradable composite scaffolds as carriers for stem cells for osteochondral tissue engineering;
  • Harnessing biomimetic strategies to promote articular cartilage regeneration;
  • Designing tunable and electro-active scaffolds of decellularized extracellular matrix for skeletal muscle repair;
  • Leveraging mechanically tunable polymeric scaffolds and in vitro bioreactors to examine the effects of mechanical forces and various cellular compartments within the tumor microenvironment on disease progression and drug resistance profiles of bone sarcomas; and
  • Developing in vivo bioreactors for craniofacial reconstruction.


We hope this site will inform and enlighten, and not only give you a better idea of what we do but who we are. Questions, comments, and suggestions regarding either the group or the site are welcome, and can be directed to any of the personnel listed in the personnel.