Research Expertise and Interest
bioengineering, biomaterials engineering, bioinspired materials, regenerative medicine, stem cell engineering, microphysiological systems, organs on a chip, drug screening and discovery
Professor Healy is a professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He is a thought leader and innovator working at the interface between stem cells and materials science to develop dynamic engineered systems to explore both fundamental biological phenomena and new applications in translational medicine. His group currently conducts research in the areas of: bioinspired stem cell microenvironments to control stem cell lineage specification and self-organization into microtissues or organoids; bioinspired systems for regenerative medicine; biological interfaces; and, microphysiological systems for drug development and environmental toxicity screening.