Muscle Cell-Based Electronics Biocomputing is an emerging field where biologicals are used to perform computational tasks. In Zorlutuna Lab, we design, fabricate and characterize heart muscle cell-based elements to perform logical operations.
Muscle Cell-Based Electronics
Engineered Myocardium as Disease Models Studying heart tissue is critical for understanding and developing treatments for cardiovascular diseases. We fabricate precisely controlled and biomimetic engineered model tissues to study how cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions influence myocardial cell survival under heart attack conditions. Directing Stem Cell Fate in Biomimetic Environments
Engineered Myocardium as Disease Models
Muscle Cell- Based Biohybrid Machines Biorobots are biohybrid devices that consist of living components integrated with a flexible mechanical backbone. In Zorlutuna lab, we design, develop and characterize muscle cell-based swimming biorobots capable of delivering small packages.
Muscle Cell- Based Biohybrid Machines
Heart-on-a-Chip using Human Stem Cells Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have recently emerged as a way to study human biology. In the Zorlutuna Lab, through tissue engineering we develop and characterize 3D hearts-on-a-chip to study human cardiovascular disease in vitro.
Heart-on-a-Chip using Human Stem Cells
Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes for Bioengineering Applications Studying heart diseases using human-origin platforms is essential to increase the success rate in clinical trials. We optimize the differentiation process of human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes to obtain a reproducible source for such human-origin engineered platforms.
Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes for Bioengineering Applications

Welcome to the Zorlutuna Lab

Zorlutuna Lab's research focus on designing biomimetic environments for understanding and controlling cell behavior, and cell-cell and cell-environment interactions using tissue engineering, genetic engineering and micro- and nanotechnology.