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A Gel That Regrows the Brain

Tatiana Segura, professor of biomedical engineering, is changing outcomes for stroke patients.

Tatiana Segura has discovered a way to modify biomaterials—such as polymers that are found naturally in living organisms—to create a novel gel that regrows tissue in damaged areas of the body and promotes wound healing. Her lab’s efforts are leading to transformative outcomes for those who have experienced stroke, brain damage, bone malformation, and more.

She is one of the many faculty whose research is advancing the goals of Duke's Science and Technology Initiative.