Josephine Allen, Ph.D.

Josephine Allen, Ph.D.
Josephine Allen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status
Affiliate Faculty
Department: 
Materials Science & Engineering
Address: 
Rhines Hall 158
Office Phone: 
(352) 846-3328
Office Fax: 
(352) 414-5518
Education: 

Ph.D., Interdepartmental Biological Sciences (IBiS) Program, Northwestern University, 2009

M.S., Cell & Molecular Biology, California State University, 2002

B.A., Biology, California State University Northridge, 2000

The Allen Research group conducts research on biomaterials, cell-material interactions, and stem cell differentiation. The focus of our work is on developing strategies to control adult stem cell differentiation for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The goal is to better understand the multiple physiological signals and interactions that elicit molecular events governing stem cell differentiation.  These molecular events, include substrate properties, mechanical cues, soluble factors, and cell-cell communication ultimately control stem cell fate and are the target areas of our research.