Graduate and Postdoc (GaP) Seminar Series

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Manu Platt, PhD


Summary Sentence: Ryan Bloomquist and Stephanie Duncanson will be presenting.

Full Summary: The Graduate and Post-Doc (GaP) Seminar Series is a weekly event of research presentations by two graduate students or post-docs conducting bio-related research.  The series is organized and sponsored by the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) with additional support from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. It is held every Wednesday at 12:00pm in IBB 1128 and refreshments are provided. If your research group or department would like to present at future seminars, please contact Manu Platt, PhD.

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Stephanie Duncanson - Advisor, Athanassios Sambanis, PhD

"Dual Factor Delivery for Enhanced Survival and Function of a Tissue Engineered Pancreatic Substitute (TEPS) for Diabetes"

A major obstacle in developing a TEPS is loss of function due to immune rejection (IR) and hypoxia. IR is reduced by therapeutic cell encapsulation in alginate microcapsules, but hypoxic conditions remain, causing a decline in viability and cell function. Harnessing natural pancreatic paracrine signaling, we delivered GLP-1 and SDF-1 to encapsulated β cells, which reduced apoptosis and improved insulin secretion under hypoxic conditions.

Ryan Bloomquist - Advisor, Todd Streelman, PhD

"East African Cichlids: A Natural Model for Dental Regeneration"

While promising therapeutics are being developed in regenerative dentistry, little is known about how we replace our teeth because of limitations in the dentitions of model organisms. We exploit the continuously replaced teeth of the Lake Malawi cichlid to uncover cells responsible for tooth regeneration. This study improves our understanding of the natural renewal of organs and may contribute key insights for regenerative bioengineering.

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