Welcome to the Sewell-Loftin Lab

Dr. Sewell-Loftin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, through both the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering. She is a member of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center as well.

Mechanobiology in the Tumor Microenvironment

Our lab focuses on understanding how biomechanical factors regulate angiogenesis and tumor progression. We utilize microfluidic devices to mimic the tumor microenvironment including vasculature and stromal cells. Our highly modular, unique microtissue systems permit us to interrogate various biomechanical parameters independently of one another. Currently, we have projects focused on breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and head/neck tumors.

Open Positions

We are currently seeking outstanding and highly-motivated undergraduate students to join the Sewell-Loftin Lab! For more information, please contact Dr. Sewell-Loftin (mksewellloftin@uab.edu) or click on the link below:

Undergraduates