About the Center

The mission of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering (CCME) is to apply the principles of cellular and molecular science and engineering to restore tissue and organ functions.  Special emphasis is placed on building strong basic science foundations for the treatment of injuries and disease of the musculoskeletal system, and utilizing nanotechnology and mechanobiological principles in combination with bioreactor and biomaterials technologies, including 3-dimensional printing, for functional skeletal tissue engineering and regeneration.  The Director of CCME, Dr. Rocky S. Tuan is an established leader in musculoskeletal research, including cartilage development, repair, cell signaling, and matrix biochemistry, and a major contributor to stem cell biology and tissue engineering.The Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering’s mission is to apply the principles of cellular and molecular science and engineering to restore tissue and organ functions.  Special emphasis will be placed on building strong basic science foundations for the treatment of injuries and disease of the musculoskeletal system, and utilizing nanotechnology and mechanobiological principles in combination with bioreactor technology for functional skeletal tissue engineering and regeneration.  Dr. Tuan has been a leader in musculoskeletal research, including cartilage development, repair, cell signaling, and matrix biochemistry, and a major contributor to stem cell biology and tissue engineering.