Peyton Lab Overview
We are engineers, biologists, and scientists, and our mission is to learn how the information from a cell's chemical and physical tissue environment influences how they move, grow, and respond to drugs in different tissue environments. We use our engineering expertise to build synthetic environments in which to culture cells, and our biological expertise to ensure these environments represent a cell's native extracellular matrix (ECM). We use these combined approaches 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.