We are a research lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University! In the Stem Cell and Immune Tissue Engineering (SITE) lab, we utilize biomaterial, stem cell- and tissue engineering strategies to create 3D niches to study cancer metastasis, immune interactions and regenerative medicine. We are interested in applying the engineered niches to ask questions like: How does cancer evade immune surveillance and progress and metastasize? How do adult stem cells interact with immune cells during regenerative processes that occur as a result of inflammation or diabetes? The ultimate goal of the lab’s research is to identify and direct therapies to curb cancer progression, and use regenerative medicine strategies to restore physiological function.