Splash Biography


Major: MB&B

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: G

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E1090: The Promise of Tissue Engineering in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
Humans have some pretty impressive abilities to regenerate. Unfortunately, we aren't able to regrow or repair all parts of our bodies. Why is this? With limited means to regenerate vital organs and necessary tissues, humans have resorted to two possible solutions to get around our limitations: 1) Donor organs/tissue, or 2) Engineered organs/tissues. Since there is a limited supply of available donor tissue/organs and a number of complications associated with the use and transplantation of these donor tissues, engineering novel, patient-specific tissues and organs is the solution! How are scientists and engineers building and growing organs? Who has received one of these engineered tissues? What goes into the process? Come learn about human regeneration and the ground-breaking frontiers to engineer new organs. You'll also have to opportunity to handle interesting tissue-engineering materials and the chance to design something yourself!