Clinical Interests

Dr. Kuhn (PhD) conducts preclinical testing of promising dental and orthopaedic technologies that can improve bone regeneration.

Research Opportunities

If you are interested in working with Dr. Kuhn on biomaterials research, she is now recruiting a PhD student and a postdoc or a technician (earliest start date is March 2021).  New graduate students can still apply through the UCONN Storrs graduate program.

Academic Office Location

Dr. Kuhn's office at UCONN Health is on the 7th floor of the L Building. Dr. Kuhn (center) is shown here with BME faculty colleagues Associate Professor Tannin Schmidt and Assistant Professor Alix Deymier.

Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Ave, MC 1721
Farmington, CT 06030-1721

Phone: 860-679-3922

Assoc. Prof. Liisa Kuhn head shot


Welcome to the Kuhn Biomaterials Lab at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health). Dr. Kuhn’s laboratory works at the interface of materials science and medicine. She uses engineering techniques to investigate tissue restoration and rejuvenation.  Dr. Kuhn's research spans fundamental studies to translational research. She has an expertise in drug delivery and bone regeneration that she gained while working in industry and at UConn Health. She has a new project focussed on controlled release of anti-senescence drugs that aims to rejuvenate bone healing in the elderly. She is also embarking on the Biosymmetrix project this Spring 2021. This project will create custom breast prostheses for breast cancer survivors treated at UCONN’s Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center using 3D scanning and printing and funded by the CT Breast Health Initiative. 

The Kuhn Lab's mission is to develop biomaterial technologies to restore or regenerate damaged or diseased tissue, particularly in the elderly.