Graduate and Postdoc (GaP) Seminar Series

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  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday April 24, 2013 - Thursday April 25, 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: Tobias Miller and Mei Zhan presenting

Full Summary: The Graduate and Post-Doc (GaP) Seminar Series is a weekly event of biotechnology related research presentations by two graduate students or post-docs of IBB and is co-sponsored by BME. 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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Tobias Miller - Advisor, Johnna Temenoff, PhD, and Todd McDevitt, PhD

"Tuning Sulfation of Glycosaminoglycans for Controlled Protein Release"

Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are a class of biomaterials with negative charge which is in part conferred by sulfate groups. For each GAG species, the sulfation pattern is unique. As GAGs interact electrostatically with specific proteins, the affinity can be altered by tuning the degrees of sulfation. Such engineered materials can be used to fabricate biodegradable hydrogels for protein release with potential applications in regenerating tissue.

Mei Zhan - Advisor, Hang Lu, PhD

"Environmental Sensation and Stochasticity in the Aging of Caenorhabditis Elegans

Aging is a complex process by which a combination of environmental, genetic and stochastic factors generate whole-system changes that modify organ and tissue function and alter physiological processes. Using the short-lived, transparent nematode C. elegans as a convenient model system, we seek to understand how environmental signals are represented internally and how noise in these representations may modify the aging of individual animals.

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