Professor Hauser’s research interests align at the interfaces between chemistry, biomedicine, bioengineering, and nanotechnology. The focus is on the development of platform technologies, using smart nanomaterials for regenerative, biomedical, and environmental applications.
Her interest refers to the rational molecular design, synthesis, and mechanistic understanding of novel supramolecular structures. Investigated systems include peptide-based nanostructures with an innate propensity to self-assemble to biomimetic architectures applicable for biomedical applications such as cell substrates, sensors, and 3D tissue scaffolds for regenerative medicine. Bottom-up nanofabrication is a powerful tool for the development of functional tissue equivalents, organotypic tissues and devices. Moreover, these biomimetic supramolecular constructs will be used for the design and fabrication of novel organ-on-a-chip devices and disease models.
Furthermore, Professor Hauser is interested in 3D bioprinting, using supramolecular organotypic constructs to fabricate high-throughput platforms for drug screening, pathogen detection, and other diagnostic purposes. Synthetic biology approaches are explored for the generation of functional biomaterial.
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