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NYC

BEC

New York City Biomaterials Eating Club

Welcome to the New York City Biomaterials Eating Club, an initiative designed to foster a vibrant, collaborative community within the bustling biomaterials research ecosystem of New York City.

 

Our mission is to break down inter-institutional barriers and cultivate a space where ideas and innovations flourish through regular, informal research seminars and events. By uniting researchers, trainees, educators, and industry professionals from diverse backgrounds and institutions, we aim to facilitate knowledge exchange, build synergistic relationships, and advance biomaterials research. Drawing inspiration from the rich tradition of salon-style gatherings, our club aspires to create an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages thought-provoking discussions and the free exchange of ideas related to biomaterials and their applications. Together, we are committed to enriching the local biomaterials community, promoting inclusivity, and accelerating scientific breakthroughs.

 

Below you’ll see labs across Columbia, NYU, Mt. Sinai, and City College who are members of NYC.BEC. If you’re a PI in the NYC area who is interested in participating in NYC.BEC activities, please contact us!

The Cruz-Acuña Lab

Ricardo Cruz-Acuña

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College of Dental Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

The Cruz-Acuña Lab focuses on integrating aspects of biomaterial engineering, cell and molecular biology, and 3D organoid biology to create engineered 3D organoid platforms that reveal novel mechanisms of tumorigenesis and organ development that can be leveraged for therapeutic studies and personalized medicine applications. Our primary focus is on the oral-esophageal tract, with potential applications to other gastrointestinal organs.

The Cruz-Acuña Lab

Ricardo Cruz-Acuña

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College of Dental Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

The Cruz-Acuña Lab focuses on integrating aspects of biomaterial engineering, cell and molecular biology, and 3D organoid biology to create engineered 3D organoid platforms that reveal novel mechanisms of tumorigenesis and organ development that can be leveraged for therapeutic studies and personalized medicine applications. Our primary focus is on the oral-esophageal tract, with potential applications to other gastrointestinal organs.

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The Cruz-Acuña Lab

Ricardo Cruz-Acuña

@

College of Dental Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

The Cruz-Acuña Lab focuses on integrating aspects of biomaterial engineering, cell and molecular biology, and 3D organoid biology to create engineered 3D organoid platforms that reveal novel mechanisms of tumorigenesis and organ development that can be leveraged for therapeutic studies and personalized medicine applications. Our primary focus is on the oral-esophageal tract, with potential applications to other gastrointestinal organs.

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