Biomimetics and Stem Cells

Methods and Protocols

  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
  • Kursad Turksen

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1202)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sravanti Kusuma, Bria Macklin, Sharon Gerecht
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ahmad E. Abu-Hakmeh, Leo Q. Wan
    Pages 11-19
  4. Monica L. Moya, Luis F. Alonzo, Steven C. George
    Pages 21-27
  5. Danielle R. Bogdanowicz, Helen H. Lu
    Pages 29-36
  6. Camila Londono, John Soleas, Petra B. Lücker, Suthamathy Sathananthan, J. Stewart Aitchison, Alison P. McGuigan
    Pages 37-55
  7. Joshua P. Temple, Keith Yeager, Sarindr Bhumiratana, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Warren L. Grayson
    Pages 57-78
  8. Anthony Conway, Dawn P. Spelke, David V. Schaffer
    Pages 95-102
  9. Brian M. Sicari, Li Zhang, Ricardo Londono, Stephen F. Badylak
    Pages 103-110
  10. Busra Mammadov, Mustafa O. Guler, Ayse B. Tekinay
    Pages 131-148
  11. Giuseppe Maria de Peppo, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Darja Marolt
    Pages 173-184
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 185-187

About this book


Biomimetics and Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols collects a series of approaches to demonstrate the role and value of biomimetics for the better understanding of stem cell behavior and the acceleration of their application in regenerative medicine. Recent advances in tissue engineering are enabling scientists to ‘‘instruct’’ stem cells toward differentiating into the right phenotypes, in the right place and at the right time. Given these advances, biomimetic environments are being designed to recapitulate, in vitro, the combinations of factors known to guide tissue development and regeneration in vivo and thereby help unlock the full potential of the stem cells. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Practical and essential, Biomimetics and Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols focuses on the use of biomimetic systems for stem cells in order to aid in moving this vital field of study forward.


Biomimetic systems Developmental studies Regenerative medicine Stem cell behavior Stem cell plasticity Tissue engineering Tissue regeneration

Editors and affiliations

  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
    • 1
  • Kursad Turksen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of MedicineColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research, Regenerative Medicine ProgramOttawa Hospital Research InstituteOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1331-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1332-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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