The Chung research group focuses on molecular design, nanomedicine, and tissue engineering to generate biomaterial strategies to address the limitations of clinical solutions. In particular, we are interested in self-assembling micelle systems that can be designed to deliver molecular signals to report back on or influence the behavior of diseased tissue for theranostic applications. In addition, we are harnessing our expertise in combining biomimetic scaffolds with novel stem cell sources for complex regeneration of hierarchically-ordered tissues and organs. Our group is highly interdisciplinary as our research is positioned at the intersection of engineering, biology, and medicine, and we work with a variety of collaborators to translate our materials towards clinical use.