Graduate and Postdoc (GaP) Seminar Series

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  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday December 5, 2012 - Thursday December 6, 2012
      11:00 am - 11:59 am
  • Location: Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience, Rm. 1128
  • Phone: (404) 894-6228
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Manu Platt, PhD


Summary Sentence: Idy Akinsanmi and Lisa McGinley 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

  • GaP Seminar Series GaP Seminar Series
  • Idy Akinsanmi Idy Akinsanmi
  • Lisa McGinley Lisa McGinley

Idy Akinsanmi - Advisor, Gilda Barabino, PhD

"Age and Sex Determinants of Bone Phenotype in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Sickle Cell Disease"

Bone pathologies are among the myriad complications of sickle cell disease and are a common cause of pain and morbidity. These pathologies include osteonecrosis, osteoarthritis and vaso-occlusive infarct. The mechanism underlying these structural changes in sickle bone is not fully understood. Our goal is to characterize the bone phenotype in a transgenic mouse model (Townes) of sickle cell disease.

Lisa McGinley - Advisor, Robert M. Nerem, PhD

"Mesenchymal Stem Cells Enhance Angiogenic Function in Embryonic Stem Cell-derived Vascular Progenitor Cells"

The derivation of endothelial cells from embryonic stem cells offers a potential source of functional vascular cells that could be utilized for both tissue engineering and cell therapy applications. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) may function as pericytes and play an important role in regulating vascular morphogenesis. This research aims to investigate the angiogenic interactions between MSCs and vascular progenitor cells.

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