- Michael Smith Laboratories
- School of Biomedical Engineering
- Department of Medical Genetics, Associate Member
Research in our lab is focused on the generation of functional tissue from somatic and pluripotent stem cells. Our quantitative, technology-driven approach strives to gain new insights into fundamental mechanisms that control stem cell fate and to develop robust technologies for the propagation of stem cells and their derivatives. Our primary focus is on applying these concepts to the hematopoietic system and differentiation of blood cell lineages. Our work is accomplished through 4 integrated research pillars: (1) Multi-scale simulation of human tissue- and organo-genesis, (2) Synthetic control of cell fate and function, (3) Cell niche engineering, and (4) Cellular therapeutics.
Biotechnology, biological imaging, genomics, immunology, bioengineering, drug discovery, personalized medicine, synthetic biology, computational modeling, gene/cell therapy systems, regenerative medicine, carcinogenesis, engineering development, nanofabrication
To learn more about the Zandstra Lab, please visit zandstralab.msl.ubc.ca.