Microfluidic blood vessels
Microfluidic blood vessels

Endothelial adherens junction
Endothelial adherens junction

Cell-cell junctions
Cell-cell junctions

Microfluidic blood vessels
Microfluidic blood vessels

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Engineering the Cellular

Fluidic Microenvironment

The Polacheck laboratory is an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers who build microfluidic models of human tissues. We use these human microtissue models to study how cells interact with their environment and how these interactions are disrupted in diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and fibrosis. Our long-term objectives are to translate the technology and techniques developed to build microtissues into tissue engineered therapies for organ replacement and regenerative medicine.