The Disease Biophysics Group (DBG) at Harvard University is an interdisciplinary team of biologists, physicists, engineers and material scientists actively researching the structure/function relationship in cardiac, neural, and vascular smooth muscle tissue engineering.
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Thank you to our 2019 summer students! September 5th, 2019

Thank you to the undergraduate students who visited our lab this summer. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
 

Riley Flores
Rudy Gabardi
James Ikeda
Christina Pizza
Danielle Gamboa
Carlos Marquez

Welcome 2019 Summer Students! June 17th, 2019

The Disease Biophysics Group welcomes our 2019 summer students! From left to right: Rudy Gabardi, Carlos Marquez, James Ikeda, Christina Pizza, Danielle Gamboa, and Riley Flores. Best of luck on your summer research projects!

Congratulations to our new Ph.D.’s! June 7th, 2019

Congratulations to our newest PhD recipients Grant Gonzalez and Seungkuk Ahn! We thank them for their excellent achievements, and are looking forward to seeing their future work.

The Stingray goes to Paris! March 26th, 2019

The Disease Biophysics Group is at the Pompidou Centre! The centre’s Designing the Living exhibit is part of the Mutations/Créations 3 program. It includes our soft-robotic ray, featured on the cover of Science (Vol 353, Issue 6295; 08 July 2016). The exhibit showcases the interplay of bioengineering with art, and was curated by Marie-Ange Brayer and Olivier Zeitoun. A video of the exhibit can be found on the Pompidou Centre program page.

2019 DBG Retreat January 17th, 2019

The Disease Biophysics Group just returned from its annual retreat! For two days, DBGers presented research updates to the group and our visiting collaborators.

Featured Publications

Congratulations to Dr. Seungkuk Ahn, who has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biophysics Group in ETH Zürich with Professor Daniel J. Müller. Seungkuk joined the Disease Biophysics Group as a graduate student in 2012, and departed for Switzerland this past month. Congratulations Seungkuk!

121. Glieberman AL, Pope BD, Zimmerman JF, Liu Q, Ferrier JP, Kenty JHR, Schrell AM, Mukhitov N, Shores KL, Tepole AB, Melton DA, Roper MG, Parker KK. Synchronized Stimulation and Continuous Insulin Sensing in a Microfluidic Human Islet on a Chip Designed for Scalable Manufacturing Lab on a Chip. 2019 August 29; doi: 10.1039/C9LC00253G

120. Ahn S, Ardoña HAM, Campbell PH, Gonzalez GM, Parker KK. Alfalfa Nanofibers for Dermal Wound Healing. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2019 Aug 1; doi: 10.1021/acsami.9b07626

119. Park SJ, Zhang D, Qi Y, Li Y, Lee KY, Bezzerides VJ, Yang P, Xia S, Kim SL, Liu X, Lu F, Pasqualini FS, Campbell PH, Geva J, Roberts A, Kleber AG, Abrams DJ, Pu WT, Parker KK. Insights Into the Pathogenesis of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia From Engineered Human Heart Tissue. Circulation. 2019 Jul 30; 140(5):390-404. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.039711

118. Soum V, Park S, Brilian AI, Kim Y, Ryu MY, Brazell T, Burpo FJ, Parker KK, Kwon OS, Shin K. Inkjet-Printed Carbon Nanotubes for Fabricating a Spoof Fingerprint on Paper. ACS Omega. 2019 May 16; 4(5):8626-31. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.9b00936

117. Chantre CO, Hoerstrup SP, Parker KK. Engineering biomimetic and instructive materials for wound healing and regeneration. Biomedical Engineering. 2019 May 9; doi: 10.1016/j.cobme.2019.04.004

116. Parker KK. Designer Assays for Your Sick, Subdivided Heart. Cell. 2019 Jan 28. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.01.028