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Welcome to the Biomedical Polymer Science Laboratory. We are interested in designing polymers that interact with cells to elicit a desired biologic response. We currently have projects in the areas of connective tissue regeneration, cellular differentiation, and cancer treatment. By integrating biologic motifs into synthetic polymers, the desired properties of the polymer can be exploited. The biologic motifs allow the cells or tissue to respond in a natural manner to the polymer resulting in more natural regeneration, regrowth, or cellular death.

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Richard A. Gemeinhart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (2007-)
of Pharmaceutics and Bioengineering,
UIC Research Integrity Officer (2014-),
Depts. of Biopharmaceutical Sciences,
Bioengineering, and
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
College of Pharmacy
The University of Illinois
357 College of Pharmacy Building
833 South Wood Street (MC 865)
Chicago, IL 60612-7231
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(312) 996-9765 Laboratory
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