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Immuno-modulatory Biomaterials Laboratory
Welcome
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Welcome to the Immuno-modulatory Biomaterials Laboratory (IMBL) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis directed by Associate Professor Jamal S. Lewis.

 

The Immuno-modulatory Biomaterials Laboratory focuses on the development of novel biomaterial systems that can manipulate the immune system. Our goal is to design the next generation of immunotherapeutics for applications in immune-related diseases. This multidisciplinary work incorporates aspects of biomaterials engineering, drug delivery, immunology, biochemistry and cell biology.

 

Currently, research efforts in the Lewis lab are centered on:

 

  • Development of a particulate platform system for autoimmune disease therapy​

  • Elucidating latent, Immunosuppressive Nature of Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) Microparticles

 

  • Understanding controlled non-lytic exocytosis in phagocytic cells

 

  • Uncovering the role of dendritic cells in the foreign body response to materials

Team
Prof. Jamal Lewis

Prof. Jamal Lewis

Dr. Hamilton Kakwere

Dr. Hamilton Kakwere

Dr. Melissa Cruz-Acuña

Dr. Melissa Cruz-Acuña

Noah Pacifici

Noah Pacifici

Rian Harriman

Rian Harriman

Allen Tu

Allen Tu

Deanna Diaz

Deanna Diaz

Arthur Flores

Arthur Flores

Betsy Thuamsang

Betsy Thuamsang

Hyunsoo Han

Hyunsoo Han

Neeraj Senthil

Neeraj Senthil

Nidhi Talasu

Nidhi Talasu

Nicolas Radoc

Nicolas Radoc

Vartika Kumar

Vartika Kumar

IMBL at Work

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Research Videos and Images

Poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic) MP

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Dual-Fluorophore Vomocytosis Reporter System Update

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PLGA MPs (SEM)

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Poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic) MP

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