- Additive manufacturing/3D printing
- Advanced materials, nanotechnology
- Biomaterials and biomechanics
- Tissue engineering
The Worthington Lab focuses on understanding interactions between human cells and man-made biomaterials and leveraging these behaviors for specific applications. The team uses two-photon polymerization, a form of high-resolution 3D-printing, to create microstructured support scaffolds for photoreceptor cell replacement therapies and has shown that this technique can also be used for precision drug delivery and for directing the fate of stem cells.