Beth Zielnski, "Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine"
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Regenerative medicine, also known as tissue engineering, is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace native tissue or organ functions that have been lost due to disease or congenital defects. As such, it is a prominent scientific discipline that can either “stand alone” or complement material-based research efforts in the areas of device design, drug delivery, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. Three-dimensional cell-based constructs have become the new staple in regenerative medicine laboratories. Dr. Zielinski’s lecture will focus on the basic scientific principles that serve as the basis for current research efforts in regenerative medicine. She will also highlight the translation to and applications in clinical medicine in order to stress the relevance of this field in clinical diagnostics and therapeutics. Sponsored by Eckerd College Sigma Xi Chapter and the Natural Sciences Collegium. Part of the College Program Series and 2012-13 Presidential Events Series, "Cultivating Service: People, Politics, Planet."