Biomedical Engineering Virtual Seminar

October 5, 2020
October 5, 2020
 
Presenter: Lesley W. Chow, PhD
                  Lehigh University                     
Topic: "Spatially Organized Biomaterials to Direct Tissue Regeneration"
Time: 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
 

Meeting number: 120 697 1594

Password: Seminars

 

Dr. Chow leads the Modular Biomaterials Laboratory at Lehigh University. Her lab focuses on biomaterials design, synthesis, and fabrication for tissue engineering and regeneration. Inspired by biological tissues, their goal is to fabricate biomaterials that direct tissue formation and organization, leading to engineered tissue constructs with properties that mimic their native counterparts. Her lab has developed a versatile strategy where end-functionalized polymer conjugates are 3D printed into user-defined patterns. The functional groups become displayed on the surface during fabrication, enabling spatial organization of distinct chemistries within a continuous construct. They are currently using this modular platform to fabricate spatially organized scaffolds to drive functional musculoskeletal tissue regeneration.

Dr. Chow is a Frank Hook Assistant Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering. She was recently named the Harold Chambers Junior Professorship in 2019 and received the NSF CAREER award in 2020. She received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University and her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida. She joined Lehigh following her postdoctoral training at Imperial College in Materials and Bioengineering.

Please contact Linda Johnson at lindalj@soe.rutgers.edu for additional information.