Graduate and Postdoc (GaP) Seminar Series

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Chris Edens - Advisor, Mark Prausnitz, PhD
"Measles Vaccination using a Microneedle Patch"

Measles is one of the leading causes of vaccine-preventable childhood mortality. The vaccine is currently delivered using syringe injection, which has several disadvantages. We propose the use of a microneedle patch to address some of these limitations. Our results provide proof of concept to show that measles vaccine can be stabilized on microneedles and that, after intradermal vaccination, the vaccine can produce an in vivo immune response.

Claire Segar - Advisor, Edward Botchwey, PhD
"Local Drug Delivery Enhances Mandibular Defect Repair"

Bone regeneration after trauma or disease is a challenge frequently faced by reconstructive surgeons. FTY720, an S1P receptor agonist, has been found to promote neovascularization and osseous tissue in-growth in rat cranial and long bone critical sized defects. In this study, we show that bone regeneration in a mandibular defect can be improved by treatment of FTY720 loaded nanofibers due to enhanced vascularization and local immune modulation.

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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  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Created: 04/27/2012
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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