David J. Mooney

David J. Mooney

  • Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering
  • Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Profile

The basic question that drives Mooney's research is: how do mammalian cells receive information from the materials in their environment.

By utilizing the tools of cell and molecular biology, he studies the mechanisms by which chemical (for example, specific cell adhesion molecules) or mechanical signals (for example, cyclic strain) are sensed by cells and alter their proliferation and specialization to either promote tissue growth or destruction.

Mooney uses the results from these studies to design and synthesize new biomaterials that regulate the gene expression of interacting cells for a variety of tissue engineering and drug delivery projects. Current projects focus on therapeutic angiogenesis, regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues, and cancer therapies.

Contact Information

Nickname: Dave
Office:319 Pierce Hall
Email:mooneyd@seas.harvard.edu
Office Phone:(617) 384-9624
Lab Name:The Mooney Lab: Laboratory for Cell and Tissue Engineering
Lab Room:415
Lab Phone:(617) 495-1689
Assistant:Katie Parodi
Assistant Office:Pierce 328A
Assistant Phone:617/495-8624

Primary Teaching Area

Bioengineering