Our laboratories are outfitted with some of the latest technological tools, such as a 3D bioprinter that could one day print artificial organs. In our clean room facility, healthy islet cells are taken from a patient’s inflamed pancreas, then given back to the patient, reducing inflammation and pain while conserving the patient’s ability to naturally control blood sugar.
Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. Swami’s laboratory is working to improve islet transplantations by utilizing microfluidics for sorting islets based on their transplantation potential, as determined by their size, shape and vascularization and bioprinting nanostructured 3D niches for their encapsulation and delivery to enable improved islet transplant opportunities. Dr. Swami also engineers devices that control micro/nanoscale properties similar to biomimetic environments. For more detailed information about Dr. Swami’s research, visit his laboratory page. When Dr. Swami is not working, he enjoys playing music and hiking with his kids.