Graduate and Postdoc (GaP) Seminar Series

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  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday April 17, 2013 - Thursday April 18, 2013
      12:00 pm - 12:59 pm
  • Location: Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience, Rm. 1128
  • Phone: (404) 894-6228
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Manu Platt, PhD


Summary Sentence: Maeling Tapp and Aubrey Tiernan 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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Maeling Tapp - Advisor, Valeria Milam, PhD

"Exploring the Effects of Incubating Gold Nanoparticle Seeds with Nucleotides and Oligonucleotides"

Aptamers are single-stranded oligonucleotide sequences that exhibit high affinity and specificity binding for non-nucleotide targets. The nature of aptamer-target interactions, whether base sequence-specific or structure-specific, are not well-understood. Here, we examine the effect of incubating gold nanoparticle seeds for 7 days with nucleotides, single-stranded DNA or double-stranded DNA sequences.

Aubrey Tiernan - Advisor, Anthanassios Sambanis, PhD

"Development of a Pancreatic Substitute Based on Genetically Engineered Intestinal Endocrine Cells"

A tissue engineered pancreatic substitute constitutes a promising cell-based insulin therapy to achieve tight glycemic regulation in diabetes patients. The objective of this study is to generate a recombinant system of bioluminescent and insulin-secreting intestinal L-cells to directly monitor graft survival and successfully treat diabetic mice.

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