McDevitt, Garcia, and Lu labs' Publication Featured in Special Edition of the Journal Nature

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Professors McDevitt, Garcia,and Lu, of the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, are featured in the journal Nature's special edition on Cellular Reprogramming. Cellular reprogramming, the ability to convert somatic cells to pluripotent cells, or to a different developmental lineage, holds great promise for stem cell-based therapy. In this online edition on Cellular Reprogramming, Nature brings together a selection of articles from Nature Publishing Group that highlights the molecular mechanisms underlying reprogramming and the challenges to efficiently and reliably obtain clinically-relevant cell types.

Todd McDevitt is the Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Associate Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and the founding Director of the Stem Cell Engineering Center at Georgia Tech. McDevitt’s research program focuses on directed differentiation of stem cells for regenerative medicine, models of development and disease, and diagnostic applications.

Andrés J. García is the Rae and Frank H. Neely Chair in Mechanical Engineering, George W. Woodruff Professorship, and Regents' Professor of Mechanical Engineering, with joint appointments in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. García and his lab members' research centers on, stem cell and genetic engineering; tissue engineering; and bio-inspired surfaces, including micropatterned substrates.

Hang Lu is a Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. Lu's lab research is in the areas of microfliuidics, neuroscience, cell biology, and lab-on-a-chip microsystems.



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