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Metin Uz, PhD

Research interests
Biomaterials, Flexible Electronics, Tissue Engineering, Drug and Gene Delivery, Polymeric Membranes

Metin Uz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland State University (CSU) and a Consultant Staff in Biomedical Engineering Department at Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. Before joining CSU, Dr. Uz worked as postdoc in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and as research scientist in Nanovaccine Institute at Iowa State University. Dr. Uz’s research interests lie in the fields of polymeric scaffolds, implantable flexible electronics, drug/gene delivery systems, and tissue engineering. The main goal of his research program is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying material structure-property relationships, material-cell, and cell-cell interactions to mimic tissue architectures and direct regeneration, repair and recovery of damaged tissues. His research program focuses on developing biodegradable and implantable flexible electronic devices/scaffolds that can provide local electrical stimulation for cells and tissues. Dr. Uz is particularly interested in using these devices to modulate neural tissue regeneration and recovery by controlling stem cell differentiation and paracrine activity (i.e., extracellular vesicle secretion as new therapeutics for neural regeneration) or enabling direct stimulation of damaged nerve tissue to achieve functional recovery. With these efforts, Dr. Uz aims to develop simple, inexpensive, easy-to-use, yet broadly applicable, and commercially viable platforms that will create a paradigm shift in the field and pave the way for efficient tissue regeneration and functional recovery. His current research program at CSU is supported by NSF and NIH.

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