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Engineering Tissues for Medical Discovery and Therapy
October 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us this month as Prof. Milica Radisic discusses tissue engineering, a branch of engineering science that focuses on developing living tissue matrices in the laboratory. With the ultimate goal of using these tissues for drug testing and to repair injured tissues and organs, Dr. Radisic will review recent progress in developing living tissue supplements and specifically highlight those that were already tested and used in humans. Her presentation will also emphasize the emerging area of organ-on-a-chip engineering.
Dr. Milica Radisic is a Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. She is also the Associate Chair-Research for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto and Director of the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering and Entrepreneurship. She obtained B.Eng. from McMaster University, and Ph.D. form the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a co-founder of a New York-based company TARA Biosystems, that uses human engineered heart tissues in drug development and safety testing for major pharmaceutical companies. She serves on the Board of Directors for Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and TARA Biosystems.