Science & Engineering Department
|Cheryl Wong Po Foo
AT stanford DOT edu
& Biochemistry, Whittier College
Ph.D. Chemistry & Biotechnology, Tufts
My research focus is on the design and development of an
injectable two-component hydrogel system for stem cell transplantation.
The hydrogel system is comprised of two recombinantly engineered
proteins that interact through simple mixing at constant physiological
conditions to form a gel. This system is expected to significantly
increase cell viability, proliferation, and differentiation during and
after transplantation and is ideal for encapsulationg cells and small
biomolecules for direct delivery inside the body at the injury site.