BioE Seminar Series: Tissue Engineering to Study Disease Pathogenesis and Sexual Dimorphism
Thursday, February 24, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kristyn Masters, PhD, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Founded by Prof. Kristyn Masters in 2004, the Masters lab employs techniques from biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioconjugate chemistry, gene editing, and microfabrication, to create in vitro environments that model disease progression. We then apply molecular and cellular biology and computational tools to examine cell/tissue outcomes in these biomimetic culture platforms. Through this approach, we seek to: 1) understand how cells integrate multiple cues to make 'decisions' about their fate, and 2) decipher disease pathogenesis and elucidate the key stimuli involved, with the intent of using this knowledge to inform the design of clinical therapies.