About the Ameer Lab
October 2013: Dr. Karen Lapidos will leave the Ameer Lab to start her role as Associate Director at NU's Office of Research Development. Congrats Karen on your new job, you will be thoroughly missed though!
September 2013: Jian Yang, Gali Baler, Robert van Lith and Dr. Ameer all gave well-received talks at BMES 2013 in Seattle.
August 2013: Our student office has moved to Tech M315, but our phone number remains 847-467-2311
July 2013: Ryan Lam won the poster award in the Comprehensive Transplant Center's Basic Science category. Congrats!
June 2013: Robert van Lith was featured in the spring issue of McCormick Magazine. For the article, see link.
Feb. 2013: A paper got accepted by Proceedings of the National Academies of Science USA, titled "Cotransplantation with specific populations of spina bifida bone marrow stem/progenitor cells enhances urinary bladder regeneration"
Feb. 2013: A paper by former post-doc Ying Wang got accepted for publication in Biomaterials Science, titled "Photo-crosslinked biodegradable elastomers for controlled nitric oxide delivery"
The Ameer Research Lab, part of the Biomedical
Engineering Department, is located on the third
floor of the Technological Institute of Northwestern
University, right next to the lake on the beautiful Evanston
In our research, we investigate novel in vivo (in the body) as well as ex vivo (out of the body) approaches to assess, replace and/or regenerate tissue function. Towards this goal, we are working on projects that integrate fundamental principles from the areas of biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cell engineering, drug and gene delivery and biotechnology.