Ian Marozas
Graduate Student

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Advanced Chemistries for User-directed Manipulation of Cellular Microenvironments

Poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels are useful for the study of cells in 3-dimensional environments. They are cytocompatible, and the material properties are easily tuned to match the native environment of the cells of interest. We are interested in creating a material using novel "click" chemistry techniques that is capable of releasing bioactive compounds in a controlled manner in order to manipulate the cellular response.