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Ken Webb, Ph.D.

Ken Webb Professor
Associate Chair of Undergraduate Affairs
Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Utah 1999

Research Interests
Extracellular Matrix

Office 301-D Rhodes Engineering Research Center
Phone 864-656-7603

MicroEnvironmental Engineering Laboratory

Redirecting the Wound Healing Process

Vibratory Mechanotransduction
Extracellular-matrix metabolism
Cytokine expression
Activation of signaling pathways

Scaffolds for Spinal Cord Regeneration
Polymer fibers with micrometer-scale surface channels
Expression and immobilization of neural-cell adhesion molecules
Controlled neurotrophin release

Bioactive Tissue Adhesives
Elastic hydrogels with variable degradation rates
Localized, sustained release of nonviral vectors