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Tissue Instructive Materials Lab

Re-educating tumor macrophages for immunotherapy
Cyclodextrin nanoparticles for macrophage-targeted drug delivery improve cancer immunotherapy when paired with potent immunostimulatory drugs

Welcome to the Tissue Instructive Materials (TIMs) lab at Drexel University! The focus of the laboratory is on the development, application, and understanding of biomaterials which interact with living tissues in a controlled manner. The presentation of appropriate physiological cues (e.g., delivered drugs, controlled microstructure) is investigated toward applications which include immunoengineering, organ injury, and cardiovascular disease.


Tissue Instructive Materials (TIMs) Laboratory

Christopher B. Rodell, PhD

Principal Investigator

Christopher Rodell, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Office: Bossone 603
Phone: 215-895-2068

Research Interests

Biomaterials, supramolecular chemistry, and drug delivery. Therapeutic applications including the etiology of disease, organ injury, cardiovascular engineering, immune engineering, and biomedical imaging.