Russell Lab Home

Welcome to the website for Dr. Brenda Russell and her research laboratory in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Feel free to explore the links on the page to learn about our current lab and projects.


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Images left to right: Human cardiomyocytes derived from inducible pluripotent stem cells aligned on microgrooved surface, neonatal rat ventricular cardiomyocytes and fibroblasts binding to magnetic microrod, cardiac fibroblast anchoring to polydimethylsiloxane micropost.


Russell Lab: In the News

January 15, 2019 – Dr. Christopher Solís, who works in Russell lab at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, was instrumental in organizing the first Costa Rican Biophysics Symposium. Dr. Solís applied for Biophysical Society mini-grant funding and was awarded $500. Dr. Solís was born in Costa Rica and saw an opportunity to build an international network of scientists whose work is representative of the field of biophysics. The event took place on January 11, 2019 at the National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica. It attracted nearly 80 attendees with scientists from Costa Rican and worldwide universities including Virginia Tech, USA and École Polytechnique  Fédérale de Laussane, Switzerland. Announcement in the Biophysical Society site.