Bencherif and Bajpayee Lab publish on Cryogel Scaffolds for Focal Cartilage Defect Repair

Congratulations to Boting Li, alumna of Bencherif Lab, for publishing, “Hyaluronic Acid-Based Shape-Memory Cryogel Scaffolds for Focal Cartilage Defect Repair” in Tissue Engineering Part A as co-first author. Article can be found here and more information can be… Read More

Our Research is Featured on Front Cover of Advanced Science

Our recent publication “Biomaterials and Oxygen Join Forces to Shape the Immune Response and Boost COVID-19 Vaccines” is featured as the Front Cover in the latest issue of Advanced Science. In this work, in collaboration with the Griffiths lab at Boston… Read More

Bencherif Lab publishes a new book chapter on “Polymeric scaffolds for antitumor immune cell priming”

Congratulations to Khushbu Bhatt and team (Loek Eggermont and Prof. Sidi A. Bencherif) on their recent publication in Engineering Technologies and Clinical Translation. This book chapter describes how polymeric scaffolds have been harnessed for immune cell priming and how they… Read More

Bencherif Lab in collaboration with Memic Lab publish “Injectable Lignin-co-Gelatin Cryogels with Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties for Biomedical Applications” in Biomacromolecules

Congratulations to Tuerdimaimaiti Abudula, Thibault Colombani and team (Taofeek Alade, Prof. Sidi A Bencherif, and Prof. Adnan Memic) on their recent publication. They report an approach to engineer antibacterial, antioxidant, and injectable biomimetic cryogels by combining lignin with… Read More

Our Research is Featured as Cover in Advanced Functional Materials

One of our recent publications “Oxygen-Generating Cryogels Restore T-Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity in Hypoxic Tumors“ was featured as a Frontispiece in the latest issue of Advanced Functional Materials. Advanced Functional Materials reports breakthrough research in all aspects of materials science…. Read More

Prof. Bencherif Featured on Biomaterials Science Blog

Prof. Bencherif, 2021 Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator, was recently interviewed by Laura Ghandhi, Development Editor at Royal Society of Chemistry, and is now featured on Biomaterials Science Blog.  Check it out to learn more about our research and Prof. Bencherif’s… Read More

Prof. Bencherif receives NIH R01 Award

The lab was recently awarded a ~$2M R01 grant from NIH to tackle vaccine-associated hypoxia with advanced biomaterials to enhance cancer immunotherapy. This project is focused on the development of biomaterial-based vaccines against prostate cancer. This work will… Read More

Joyce is Awarded Early Research Award

Joyce Shen, third-year biochemistry student, recently received an Honors Early Research Award from the Northeastern University Honors Program for her project, “Engineering polyester-coated nanoparticles for extended oxygen release”. Congrats Joyce! More information can be found here.

Bencherif Lab publishes “Cryogel-Integrated Biochip for Liver Tissue Engineering” in ACS Applied Bio Materials

In collaboration with the “laboratoire Biomécanique et Bioingénierie (BMBI)” at University of Technology of Compiègne/Sorbonne University, we report a new method for performing 3D cell cultures in microfluidic devices: a macroporous cryogel integrated biochip with tunable mechanical properties… Read More

Our Research is Featured on the Front Cover of Biomaterials Science | Emerging Investigators Issue

One of our recent publications “Engineering a macroporous fibrin-based sequential interpenetrating polymer network for dermal tissue engineering” was featured on the front cover of the 2021 Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigators issue of Biomaterials Science. This article recently published… Read More