So lucky to get such great lectures on foundational topics in regenerative medicine in class this week! Part of the tour of foundational topics – with Dr. Aaron Goldstein on TE last week, Thomas Brickler and Ann Nichols on Basic Bio, and Dr. Karen DePauw on Interdisciplinarity the week before that -, this week took us deeper into information on the materials of regenerative science and engineering.
Dr. Abby Whittington, MSE, delivered a lecture on Scaffolds & Polymers, and Dr. Jennifer Barrett from the Leesburg VT Equine Medical Center shared an Introduction to Stem Cells with us. Both Dr. Whittington and Barrett are faculty participants in the RM IGEP.
For class participants —
From these lectures, is there a topic outside of your normal research that you found particularly interesting, and is there anything that you might have learned during this week that you think is worth noting or is just an interesting tidbit? (For me, I found the species differences in pluripotence that Dr. Eyestone chimed in with very interesting.)
Do you have any nagging questions that you didn’t get to ask in class or that occur to you in reflecting on the past two weeks that you’d like faculty participants to address in the coming week?
Dr. Will Eyestone will be leading us in discussion of cell-based therapies on Tuesday next week, followed by Dr. Michelle Theus sharing her research on brain and spinal cord injury applications on Thursday, so we can get into many of the applications of the materials we’ve heard about soon.
Please remember to email me to reserve the medical tourism topic that you wish to write up for Sept 29th and present on during class on Sept 29th and Oct 1st. — Ashley