GaP Seminar Series
Catherine Rivet - Advisors, Melissa Kemp, PhD and Hang Lu, PhD
"Investigation of Altered Signaling Pathways in Aging T Cells using Microfluidic Platforms and Computational Modeling"
The mechanisms leading to altered T cell function during aging are not fully understood yet. In order to extract biomarkers of immunosenescence and quantify the impact of changes in intracellular redox metabolism on calcium signaling during aging, we have developed new microfluidic platforms and computational models based on statistical methods and control theory.
Taymour Hammoudi - Advisor, Johnna Temenoff, PhD
"3D Tri-Culture Platforms for Examining Paracrine Crosstalk Effects of Stem and Native Cells"
The bone marrow niche for mesenchymal stem cells contains varying amounts of bone and fat with age and certain pathologies, constituting a complex, dynamic microenvironment. We have developed an enabling platform to model this in vitro that allows interrogation of paracrine interactions between tissue-scale, laminated hydrogel modules of multiple cell types in tandem, coupled with on-demand release of cells for further downstream applications.
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 at email@example.com.