Welcome to the Gilbert Lab.

Spinal Cord Injury: Material Approaches to Regeneration

The mission of the Gilbert Laboratory is to develop biomaterials to alter astrocyte and macrophage behavior to promote axonal regeneration and functional recovery following central nervous system injury.

Overview and Approach

As a Biomedical Engineering laboratory with a focus on biomaterial development for spinal cord injury (SCI) repair, the Gilbert lab develops a multitude of biomaterial scaffolds to target different aspects of the SCI cascade. These materials are designed to serve as growth conduits, drug delivery vehicles, support scaffolds for regeneration, and culture models for preliminary in vitro testing. The overall goal of the Gilbert lab is to create biomaterial scaffolds that limit secondary tissue necrosis following SCI and foster long term tissue regeneration to promote functional recovery in SCI patients.

Recent News

Douglas Wich was awarded the Paul B. Daitch award for scholarship and service to the RPI community. Congratulations Doug!

Jessica Funnell was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Jessica!

Gilbert lab members presented a total of 4 posters at BMES and NYSCIRB in October 2018.

Dr. Ryan Gilbert was recently named editor-in-chief of the Tissue Engineering division of Cells Tissues Organs, the journal of cell and developmental biology, stem cell research, tissue engineering, in vitro systems and regenerative biology.

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