Mark Ungrin
University of Calgary
mdungrin@ucalgary.ca
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The Ungrin Lab’s central focus is on microscale tissue/organ engineering, including the development and characterization of new organoid types, platforms and devices, but also establishing an understanding of the role of ubiquitous factors such as oxygen and prostanoid signalling that are often overlooked. Our AggreWell platform enables rapid assembly of size- and composition-controlled microtissues, and non-cellular components can be included as desired. We have a particular interest in using this approach to package islet material into engineered pseudoislets. We also apply liquid handling robotics and computer-aided experiment design to process optimization for cell-based therapeutics, and employ various rapid prototyping tools, 3D printing (and bioprinting), etc. to the above challenges, on top of a side interest in developing technically accurate teaching simulators.