Heilshorn Biomaterials Group

Materials Science & Engineering Department
Stanford University

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Press Releases & Articles
"Engineered protein templates synthesize inorganic nanomaterials: Chemical Engineering Progress article
"2011 Fall MRS: A plug for stem cells" Nature Chemistry blog entry
"State stem cell agency awards $10.6 million to six Stanford scientists" Stanford Report article
"CIRM approves funding $32 million to remove hurdles to new stem cell therapies" CIRM press release
"Scientists identify key protein controlling blood vessel growth into brains of mice" Inside Stanford Medicine article
"Silver threads of life" Economist article
"Stanford researchers purifying water with silver" ABC's Drive to Discover video
"Clean Water for the Developing World"
"Making a Nano-Water Filter for the Developing World"
Technology Review article
Technology Review video
"High-speed filter uses electrified nanostructures to purify water at low cost" Stanford Report article
"Five Questions for Sarah Heilshorn" Discover article
"Engineering Tissue Regeneration" Newsmakers in Medicine article
"Gutballs: Growing mini-intestines in a dish" Stanford Medicine article
"Cow Brain Protein May Hold Alternative Energy Promise" SLAC Today article
"From volcanoes to cancer cures, stimulus funds support a wide range of research at Stanford" Stanford Report article
"Designing cell-responsive biomaterials through protein engineering" A to Z of Materials article
NIH New Innovator Award
NIH press release
Stanford School of Medicine Report article
Stanford Daily article
"Dynamic, 3D Pattern Formation Within Protein-Based Gel" Materials Views press release
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative grant 2009 National Academies press release
"Materials Engineer Generates New Tissues, New Ideas" 2007-08 School of Engineering Annual Report feature
"Can we make new body parts?" Stanford SoE Ask the Expert interview
"New Tools to Mend a Broken Heart" Stanford Daily article
NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grant Stanford press release
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative grant 2007 National Academies press release
Journal Covers

Integrative Biology, Volume 6, Issue 2

DiMarco R, Su J, Yan K, Dewi R, Heilshorn SC. Engineering of Three-Dimensional Microenvironments to Promote Contractile Behavior in Primary Intestinal Organoids. Integrative Biology, 2014, 6(2):127-142.
Soft Matter, Volume 7, Issue 2

Nevill JT, Mo A, Cord BJ, Palmer TD, Poo MM, Lee LP, Heilshorn SC. Vacuum soft lithography for one-step patterning of multiple biomolecules to direct neuronal polarization. Soft Matter, 2011, 7:343-347.
Lab on a Chip, Volume 10, Issue 22

Shamloo A, Heilshorn SC. Matrix density mediates polarization and lumen formation of endothelial sprouts in VEGF gradients. Lab on a Chip, 2010, 10:3061-3068.
Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews, Volume 16, Issue 3

Sengupta D, Heilshorn SC. Protein-engineered biomaterials: Highly tunable tissue engineering scaffolds. Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews, 2010, 16:285-293.
Advanced Materials, Volume 21, Issue 41

Straley KS and Heilshorn SC. Dynamic, three-dimensional pattern formation within enzyme-responsive hydrogels. Advanced Materials, 2009, 21:4148-4152.


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