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Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Columbia University
Engineering Human Tissues
Engineering Human Tissues
Tissue engineering is emerging over the last two decades with the potential to grow human tissues for stem cells, for many patients suffering from congenital abnormalities, trauma or disease. The progress being made is gratifying, while many challenges remain. Engineered tissues are also used as models for studying disease and developing new treatment modalities. Vunjak-Novakovic, an expert in her field, will review the frontier of this futuristic science, and explain what can be done to engineer bones, hearts, and lungs.
Dream Baby (Age 21+)
162 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009, USA
Bio
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic directs the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, and the Bioreactor Core of the NIH Tissue Engineering Resource Center. She also serves as a scientific co/director of the Columbia University Stem Cell Core, Craniofacial Regeneration Center, and Stem Cell Imaging Core. The focus of her research is on engineering functional human tissues for regenerative medicine and study of development and disease. Among her many recognitions, she is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, a founding Fellow of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society, a member of the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame, and elected member of the New York Academy of Science, Academia Europaea, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the National Academy of Engineering.