Director of Bioinformatics Program
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Three-dimensional environment for stem cells can be built with biocompatible synthetic materials. Professor Levon has investigated functional surfaces, gels and electrical conducting polymers and has transferred the experience and knowledge for preparation of functional two-dimensional surfaces using biopolymer gels. In addition, electrospinning of nanofibers has been used for the preparation of 3D scaffolds, which have been applied for T cell development in collaborative research.
Kazakov S, Levon K. Liposome-nanogel structures for future pharmaceutical applications. Curr Pharm Des. 2006;12(36):4713-28. Review.