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Silviya Zustiak, Ph.D.
Secondary Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Studies on hydrogel biomaterials and tissue engineering, and development of novel biomaterials.

Office: Biomedical Engineering Building, Room 2024
Voice: (314) 977-8331

Research Interests

Biomaterial-based models are crucial for bridging the gap between traditional tissue culture and animal models by providing a cell environment that closely mimics real tissue. Novel biomaterials can be used as cell scaffolds, for drug screening platforms, to elucidate matrix structure-property relationships, and to assess cell-matrix interactions.
Dr. Zustiak also develops bioresorbable and injectable hydrogel and nanocomposite formulations as sustained release drug delivery devices. Her research is highly multidisciplinary, merging the fields of engineering, materials science, and biology.

Recent Publications

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology