Michelle Gaines

Assistant Professor

Michelle’s research is themed around designing and characterizing the surface chemical properties of synthetic and natural polymer systems. They will be used to develop multifunctional biomaterial substrates for regenerative medicine, cancer treatment, and personal care products. The goals of the Gaines Lab are achieved by marrying Polymer Synthesis, Materials Science, Cell Biology & Spectroscopy.



Office Location:
350 Spelman Lane, S.W.


Research Focus Areas:
  • Advanced Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Drug Design, Development and Delivery
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics
  • Regenerative Medicine

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