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Martin L. Yarmush
Address: 599 Taylor Road
  Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: BME-231
Phone: 848-445-6528
Email: yarmush@rci.rutgers.edu
 
In our lab, we investigate a variety of biomedical problems on multiple levels (molecular, cellular, tissue, and whole animal). Our current efforts involve developing: 1) a new technique using encapsulated mesenchymal stem cells to treat spinal cord injury; 2) methodology for defatting cells and organs and regenerating spent organs; 3) new technologies for healing chronic wounds; 4) microfabricated brain-on-a-chip systems for studying traumatic brain injury; 5) allergy-on-a-chip microsystems for replacing animal testing; and 6) an automated robotic venipuncture device.
Recent Papers:

1.   Uygun BE, Soto-Gutierrez A, Yagi H, Izamis ML, Kobayashi N, Tilles AW, Berthiaume F, Hertl M, Nahmias Y, Yarmush ML, Uygun K. Organ reengineering through development of a transplantable recellularized liver graft using decellularized liver matrix. Nature Medicine 2010; 16: 814-820.

2.   Koria P, Yagi H, Megeed Z, Nahmias Y, Sheridan R, Yarmush ML. Self assembling elastin-growth factor chimeric nanoparticles for the treatment of chronic wounds. Proc Nat`l Acad Sci; 2011; 108: 1034-9.

3.   Patel SJ, Milwid JM, King KR, Li M, Bohr S, Iracheta A, Vitalo A, Parekkadan B, Jindal R, Yarmush ML. Gap junction inhibition prevents drug-induced liver toxicity and fulminant hepatic failure. Nature Biotechnol 2012; 30: 179-83.


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Patent Issued to Professor Yarmush and Colleagues

December 12, 2014

A patent was issued to Professor Martin Yarmush, Eric Wallenstein, and Rene Schloss entitled, \"Media Conditioning for Improving Gene Delivery Efficiency To Differentiating Embryonic Stem...
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BME Students in Cardiovascular Engineering Lab Won Aresty Research Assistantships for 2014-2015

November 11, 2014

Three BME students from the Cardiovascular Engineering Lab won Aresty undergraduate research assistantships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Jeanette Caronia is working on Emerging Cardiovascular...
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BME Undergraduate Students Receive Aresty Awards for Fall 2014

November 10, 2014

The following BME undergraduate students were recently awarded grants for their undergraduate research with BME faculty:
1) Christopher Bargoud working with Professor William Craelius...
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Graduate Student Chris Lowe Wins Best Poster at BMES

October 29, 2014

BME PhD Graduate Student Christopher Lowe was awarded the Bioconjugate Chemistry (BC) Best Poster at the BMES Annual Meeting in San Antonio Texas during October 22-25, 2014. Associate Editor Erin...
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