Lonnie Shea, Ph.D.

William and Valerie Hall Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

(734) 647-6319
1119 Carl A. Gerstacker Building
2200 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099

The Shea Lab works at the intersection of regenerative medicine, immune engineering, and precision health. For regenerative medicine, biomaterials combined with drug and gene delivery are applied to control the local microenvironment for directing tissue growth or regeneration. His projects include islet transplantation for diabetes therapy, and nerve regeneration for treating paralysis. Immune engineering is focused on strategies to modulate the unwanted immune responses, such as autoimmune diseases, allergies, inflammation, and allogeneic cell transplantation. Precision health research is developing strategies for the early detection of disease, such as cancer or autoimmunity. Novel systems biology approaches are being applied to molecularly dissect normal and abnormal tissue function to identify key drivers of cell response