Research

Our research focus is regenerative medicine, specifically tissue engineering and biomaterials in urologic, gastrointestinal and vascular regeneration models.

We study the regenerative applications of combining novel elastomeric scaffolds with specific stem and progenitor cell populations, and utilize nanomolecules and small molecules to customize microenvironments suited to specific regenerative processes.

Our goals are translational - we work closely with our clinical partner, Dr Earl Cheng, MD, and collaborate across multiple disciplines. (View Collaborations)

News and Awards

2015 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award Recipient

Dr Arun Sharma, "Anti-inflammatory Nanomolecules for the Treatment of Crohn's Disease"

The Hartwell Foundation grants awards to individuals for innovative and cutting-edge biomedical applied research that will potentially benefit children.

Northwestern University News 

News, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


Joceline Liu, MD wins First Year Fellow Basic Science Award at the 12th Annual Research Scholar Day, held by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Joceline Liu, MD (Mentor: Arun Sharma, PhD), "Reducing the inflammatory milieu in a rat model of substitution urethroplasty with bone marrow stem cell populations"

Arun Sharma, PhD

Arun Sharma, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Departments of Urology and Biomedical Engineering
Director, Pediatric Urological Regenerative Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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