Title: Assistant Professor, UNC-CH/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

4208D Engineering Building III
Campus Box 7115
Raleigh, NC 27695
NC State University
(919) 513-7933

dofreyte@ncsu.edu, dfreytes@unc.edu

B.S.ME., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
M.S.BME., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Postdoctoral Training, Columbia University, New York, NY

Research Interests

Dr. Freytes’ laboratory focuses on the design and testing of bioengineered tissues mainly composed of pluripotent stem cell-derived repair cells and tissue-specific extracellular matrix scaffolds. The overall goal is to develop new strategies to assemble and test bioengineered constructs capable of restoring tissue function. The major goals of the laboratory are 1) to harness the power of tissue-specific extracellular matrices to guide stem cell differentiation and/or tissue remodeling in vitro and in vivo, and 2) to understand and harness the interaction between inflammatory cells and bioengineered tissue constructs in order to improve incorporation and survival.