The Peyton Lab
Soft Materials, Cancer Biology, and Cell Motility
Peyton Lab Overview
We are several engineers and biologists, and our mission is to learn how cells process information from their chemical and physical tissue environment. We design polymeric biomaterials to create models of human tissue, and use them to study how cells move, grow, and respond to drugs in different tissue environments. We use this approach to find new ways to stop cancer metastasis, discover more effective cancer drugs,understand how traumatic brain injury starts and stops, and build scaffolds for regenerative medicine. We are always looking for new members, contact us!
Thank you to the following funding sources which make this research possible!
Primary human astrocyte in a brain mimicking gels. Courtesy Sualyneth Galarza, Peyton Lab.