Contact

Contact: Pamela Bogdanski

Department Administrator

Chemical Engineering

(734) 764-7368

3074E H.H.Dow

Andrew Putnam | Faculty

Andrew Putnam

Robert C. Leland, Jr. and Donna D. Leland Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor of Biomedical Engineering

2204 LBME
putnam@umich.edu
(734) 615-1398

 

 

Research

Under the direction of Professor Putnam, the Laboratory of Cell Signaling in Engineered Tissues (CSET) conducts both fundamental and applied research in the broad areas of cell and tissue engineering. Our fundamental research addresses how the physical and chemical properties of the extracellular matrix (ECM) influence the development of tissue structures. We then leverage this fundamental knowledge to inspire the design of "instructive materials" for applications in regenerative medicine. A diversity of projects involving both uncommitted progenitor cells and committed cells from a variety of different tissues are ongoing, with a particular focus on the development of new blood vessels, bone, and tumors.