Working Group Collaborators:

LeaderKara McCloskey (UC Merced)

MIT: Roger Kamm, Paula Hammond |Georgia Tech: Manu Platt, Shu Takayama, Yuhong Fan | University of Illinois: Gabi Popescu | Morehouse: Alex Peister | Rutgers University: Maribel Vazquez | University of Georgia: Steve Stice

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.