A Tissue Engineered Life: from UCD to ASC then M-I-Z
Elizabeth Loboa, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Engineering
Professor of Bioengineering
University of Missouri, Columbia
In this presentation, Dr. Loboa will discuss approaches in her lab to elucidate and optimize biomimetic materials and mechanical stimuli for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications using human adipose derived stem cells (hASC). Human ASC are a particularly promising cell source for functional tissue engineering applications due to their multilineage differentiation potential and their abundance and ease of harvest relative to many other cell types. Focus will be placed on regeneration of skin and musculoskeletal tissues; and, approaches to wound care and tissue regeneration while combating multi-drug resistant bacteria, in particular methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
To conclude her talk, Dr. Loboa will also share a bit of her personal and professional journey since receiving her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis to her current role as Dean and Professor of Bioengineering at Mizzou.
Date(s) - 02/23/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1062 Bainer Classroom