The research in the Saltzman Lab is motivated by the desire to create safer and more effective medical and surgical therapy. We focus on tissue engineering and on creating better methods for drug delivery. Our group has developed technology based on the use of bio-compatible polymeric materials for the controlled delivery of drugs, proteins, and genes. We have also developed new polymeric materials that influence the growth and assembly of tissues.· However, even better than treating disease is to prevent disease from occurring in the first place. Our intent, therefore, is to develop the most economical, transportable, and accessible methods for disease prevention. We are also committed to training a new generation of chemical and biomedical engineers. We believe in providing a stimulating and collaborative environment that promotes the free exchange of ideas and encourages creative blending of technology and modern biological science.