This Graduate Seminar talk is hosted by the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.
Cole A. DeForest
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE
Abstract: The extracellular matrix directs stem cell function through a complex choreography of biomacromolecular interactions in a tissue-dependent manner. Far from static, this hierarchical milieu of biochemical and biophysical cues presented within the native cellular niche is both spatially complex and ever changing. As these pericellular reconfigurations are vital for tissue morphogenesis, disease regulation, and healing, in vitro culture platforms that recapitulate such dynamic environmental phenomena would be invaluable for fundamental studies in stem cell biology, as well as in the eventual engineering of functional human tissue... more
Friday, March 22 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.