Welcome to the Kilian lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are an interdisciplinary
research group that engineers biomaterial interfaces at the molecular, nanometer and micrometer scale to mimic
the structure and properties of the extracellular environment for exploring and directing cell fate and function.
Amr A. Abdeen, Jared B. Weiss, Junmin Lee, and Kristopher A. Kilian, Matrix composition and mechanics directs pro-angiogenic signaling from mesenchymal stem cells,
Tissue Engineering, Part A, 2014, In Press
Junmin Lee, Amr A. Abdeen, Tiffany H. Huang, and Kristopher A. Kilian, Controlling cell geometry on substrates of variable stiffness can tune the degree of osteogenesis in human mesenchymal stem cells,
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2014, In Press
Junmin Lee, Amr A. Abdeen, Douglas Zhang, and Kristopher A. Kilian, Directing stem cell fate on hydrogel substrates by controlling cell geometry, matrix mechanics and adhesion ligand composition,
Biomaterials, 2013, 34, 8140-8148
Douglas Zhang, Kristopher A. Kilian, The effect of mesenchymal stem cell shape on the maintenance of multipotency,
Biomaterials, 2013, 34, 3962-3969
Kristopher A. Kilian and Milan Mrksich, Directing Stem Cell
Fate by Controlling the Affinity and Density of Ligand-Receptor Interactions at the Biomaterials
Interface, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 2012, 51(20), 4891-4895
Till Böcking, Kristopher A. Kilian, Peter J. Reece,
Katharina Gaus, Michael Gal and J. Justin Gooding, Biofunctionalization of free-standing porous silicon
films for self-assembly of photonic devices, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 360-366
Guillaume Le Saux, Astrid Magenau, Krishanthi Gunaratnam,
Kristopher A. Kilian, Till Böcking, Justin Gooding and Katharina Gaus, Spacing of integrin ligands
influences signal transduction in endothelial cells, Biophysical Journal, 2011, 101, 764-773
Bin Guan, Astrid Magenau, Krisopher A. Kilian, Simone Ciampi, Katharina Gaus,
Peter J. Reece and J. Justin Gooding, Mesoporous silicon photonic crystal microparticles: towards single-cell optical biosensors
, Faraday Discussions, 2011, 149, 301-317
Kristopher A. Kilian, Branimir Bugarija, Bruce T. Lahn and Milan Mrksich,
Geometric cues for directing the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells
, FProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010, 107(11), 4872-4877
April 2, 2014 Amr's paper "Matrix composition and mechanics directs pro-angiogenic signaling from mesenchymal stem cells" has been accepted by Tissue Engineering, Part A. Congratulations Amr!
March 20, 2014 Congratulations to Junmin and his wife Jihyun on the birth of their son Nathan!
January 14, 2014 Junmin's paper "Controlling cell geometry on substrates of variable stiffness can tune the degree of osteogenesis in human mesenchymal stem cells" has been accepted by the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Congratulations Jun!
October 16, 2013 Congratulations to Maggie Barbero and her teams Gold award and Top 15 ranking at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) North America regional competition.
September 11, 2013 Douglas Zhang and Professor Kilian presented talks at the American Chemical Society Fall 2013 National Meeting in Indianapolis.
September 1, 2013 Margaret Barbero joined the Kilian Research Group.
July 21, 2013 Junmin's paper "Directing stem cell fate on hydrogel substrates by controlling cell geometry, matrix mechanics and adhesion ligand composition" has been accepted by the journal Biomaterials.
June 26, 2013 Jonas Reger joins the Kilian lab as part of the American Cancer Society's Summer High School research Program. Welcome!
June 2013 Alex Kim and Claire Tang joined Kilian Research Group.
May 24, 2013 Professor Kilian will present a seminar at the University of California San Diego Department of Bioengineering.
April 2013 Professor Kilian is a recipient of the Engineering Council Advising Award.
Mar. 29, 2013 Yanfen Li is the recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Congratulations!
Feb. 20, 2012 Professor Kilian will present a seminar in the Department of Chemistry colloquium at West Virgina University
Feb. 10, 2013 Doug's paper "The effect of mesenchymal stem cell shape on the maintenance of multipotency" has been accepted by the journal Biomaterials
Jan. 14, 2013 Sam Mo joined Kilian Research Group
Dec. 6, 2012 Professor Kilian presented a poster at the EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference in Maui Hawaii.
Nov. 27, 2012 Professor Kilian presented a BioNanotechnology seminar "A Materials Approach to Deconstructing the Stem Cell Microenvironment" at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign. 12PM in 1000 MNTL.
Oct. 25, 2012 Doug Zhang presented a poster "A Synergistic Relationship between Cell Geometry and Paracrine Signaling during Stem Cell DIfferentiation" at the BMES conference in Atlanta.
Oct. 11, 2012 Professor Kilian presented a seminar in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign. 12PM in 2240 DCL.
Aug. 23, 2012 Taylor Perez and Melanie Joann Daugherty Joined Kilian Research Group.
Aug. 16, 2012 Junmin Lee joined Kilian Research Group.
May 13, 2012 Jared Weiss received a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering; Yanfen Li received a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering. Congratulations!
May 3, 2012 Professor Kilian to present at the CNST 10th ANNUAL NANOTECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
April 17, 2012 Yanfen Li joined Kilian Research Group.
April 13, 2012 Professor Kilian's paper is published online in Angew Chem. Int. Ed. doi: 10.1002/anie.201108746.
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