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Minglin Ma

Assistant Professor
Biological & Environmental Engineering

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences - Ithaca

Interests: Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Diabetes, Immune Modulation, Immune Regulation, Immunoengineering, Insulin, Organ Rejection

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Our lab is interested in developing advanced biomaterials for agricultural and biomedical applications with a particular focus on cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Most of our work, ranging from material synthesis and device fabrication to cell engineering and process integration, is centered around the goal of finding a way to deliver safely insulin producing cells with long-term function for T1D patients. For agricultural applications, we are interested in developing biomaterials for sustainability and food safety.