Biomedical Engineering Research

Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering principles and design to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes.  At LSU, several of our research labs focus on the following specializations:

  • Cancer Therapeutics
  • Cellular & Molecular Engineering
  • Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
  • Nanoparticle Targeted Delivery

Cancer Therapeutics:

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth C. Martin, Ph. D

Visit Dr. Martin's ResearchGate website to see past and present involvement in research and projects.

Cellular & Molecular Engineering

Principal Investigator: W. Todd Monroe, Ph.D., P.E.

Please view this video featuring Dr. Monroe for more information.

Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine 

Principal Investigator: Philip Jung, Ph.D.

Please visit Dr. Jung's Regenerative Engineering Website for more information.

Nanoparticle Drug Delivery

Principal Investigator: Cristina Sabliov, Ph.D.

Polymeric nanoparticles can be synthesized from a multitude of synthetic and natural polymers with physically entrapped or covalently attached bioactive (e.g. drug, agrochemical). Research pursued in this laboratory is focused on engineering nanoparticles to possess specific physical-chemical characteristics (e.g. size or surface properties). The nanodelivery systems are designed to protect and provide the desired release kinetics of the bioactive, to be biodegradable, have a minimum to no environmental impact, and enhance the bioavailability and effectiveness of the drug/agrochemical. 

Please visit Dr. Sabliov's Research Group Website for more information.