Leader: Kara McCloskey
Working Group Collaborators: Kara McCloskey, Roger Kamm, Alex Peister, Gabi Popescu, Manu Platt, Maribel Vazquez, Paula Hammond, Shu Takayama, Steve Stice, Yuhong Fan
Working Group Goals
The overall goal of the MPS group is to identify and use emergent properties in multicellular living systems for building vascularized tissues and organoids. The sub-goals focus around the understanding and directing the emergent behaviors (cell communication, spatial and temporal dynamics, materials interaction, etc.) in the assembly of vascular networks, neurons and neural- muscular junctions. We also aim to develop the next generation of quantitative phase imaging systems and analysis tools for imaging MPS.