RMT Podcast #102 – Robert Nerem, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Robert Nerem, PhD. Dr. Nerem is the Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair for Engineering in Medicine and Institute Professor at Georgia Tech. Dr. Nerem discusses advances made in tissue engineering and the direction in which the field is headed.

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Host John Murphy.

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By | November 28th, 2011|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #101 – Harald Ott, MD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Harald Ott, MD. Dr. Ott is at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and his interests are cardiac cell therapy and cardiac tissue engineering. Dr. Ott discusses his research in whole organ engineering, focusing on the heart.

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Host John Murphy.

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By | November 2nd, 2011|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #100 – Laura Niklason, MD, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Laura Niklason, MD, PhD. Dr. Niklason is the vice chair for research anesthesiology as well as a professor of anesthesiology and biomedical engineering at Yale University. Dr. Niklason discusses her research in arterial and lung tissue enginering and in whole organ engineering.

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Host John Murphy.

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By | October 20th, 2011|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #93 – Yadong Wang, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Yadong Wang, PhD. Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wang discusses his research in tissue engineering and his focus on exploring means to translate cutting-edge materials innovations into clinical benefits.

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Host John Murphy.

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By | March 15th, 2011|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #92 – Prashant Kumta, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Prashant N. Kumta, PhD. Dr. Kumta is the Edward R. Weidlein Chair at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering and is a professor in the Departments of BioEngineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. Dr. Kumta discusses his tissue engineering research, focusing on bone regeneration.

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Host John Murphy.

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By | February 11th, 2011|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #83 – Drs. Stephen Badylak and Blair Jobe

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, who is Professor in the Department of Surgery, deputy director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Director of the Center for Pre-Clinical Tissue Engineering within the Institute, and Blair Jobe, MD, Associate Professor of surgery in the Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.  Drs. Badylak and Jobe discuss the recent successful use of tissue engineering in a non-invasive surgery to treat esophageal cancer as well as the potential benefits this technology holds for the future.

For more information about Dr. Badylak, please click here.

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To view the CBS 60 Minutes segment that feature Drs. Badylak and Jobe, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

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By | June 18th, 2010|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #77 – Thomas Gilbert, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Thomas W. Gilbert, PhD. Dr. Gilbert is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh.  His research interest are focused on the remodeling of biologic scaffolds for tissue-engineering based treatments, particularly relating to role of mechanical loading in the remodeling process.

He has directed and participated in pre-clinical studies relevant to orthopaedics, cardiac, and gastrointestinal applications.  He discusses his current research programs targeting tracheal reconstruction (with a particular focus on epithelialization and mechanical integrity of the graft) and tissue engineering approaches to pediatric congenital heart defects.

Host John Murphy.

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By | January 29th, 2010|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #72 – Bryan Tillman, MD, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Bryan Tillman.  Dr. Tillman is an assistant professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medicine Center as well as a practicing clinician.  Dr. Tillman discusses the applications of tissue engineering to construct replacement vessels for patients with peripheral vascular disease.

Host John Murphy.

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By | August 20th, 2009|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #69 – Marie Csete, MD, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Marie Csete, MD, PhD.  Dr. Csete is the Chief Scientific Officer at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.  Dr. Csete discusses the origin of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine as well as what she sees as the future of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies.

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Host John Murphy.

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By | June 30th, 2009|Tags: , , |

RMT Podcast #55 – Newell Washburn, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Newell Washburn, who is an Assistant Professor, in the Departments of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Washburn’s primary research interests include wound healing and bone tissue engineering though the use of biomaterials that can used to form novel polymeric scaffolds for regenerative therapy, transport and interactions of signaling proteins with scaffolds and extracellular matrix. His focus is on creating materials capable of regulating the activities of soluble signaling proteins involved in inflammatory and immune responses. He discusses his current studies, and shares his vision on the application of these emerging technologies for clinical applications.

For more information about the Washburn Lab, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

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By | September 4th, 2008|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #48 – Joan Schanck

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Joan Schanck.  Ms. Schanck is the Director, Education and Workforce Development at the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI).  PTEI’s educational programs provide a range of experiences and tools for those who are interested in science education.  Beginning with K-12 and continuing through undergraduate and postdoctoral research, PTEI is helping to prepare a trained workforce to support a growing regenerative medicine industry. Through its programs PTEI provides hands-on opportunities to explore the many educational and career paths available to next-generation scientists and those who will work with them.

Ms. Schanck discusses the range of established programs and new initiatives at PTEI that provide opportunities to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the capabilities and opportunities that tissue engineering and regenerative medicine offer.

Host John Murphy.

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By | March 5th, 2008|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #47 – Phil Campbell, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Phil G. Campbell.  Dr. Campbell is a Research Professor, Institute of Complex Engineered Systems, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).  Also he has academic appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, and the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center at CMU.

Dr. Campbell’s research is focused on the development of “tool sets” that will be resources for regenerative medicine research and clinical therapies.  In the podcast he discusses his work on methodologies and systems that will be required for cell expansion on a commercial vs. a research basis, and how his research is addressing those needs.

He also shares some insight into the use of inkjet printing technologies to print tissue engineered constructs using “bio-inks” vs. the traditional inks used in such printers.  These tool sets are proving to be a significant resource in the study of cell growth on tissue engineered constructs.

Finally, Dr. Campbell discusses his strong commitment to science-based education: from elementary students to senior citizens.

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Host John Murphy.

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By | February 14th, 2008|Tags: , , |

RMT Podcast #43 – Jennifer Ogilvie, MD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Jennifer Braemar Ogilvie, MD.  Dr. Ogilvie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Section of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and a faculty member at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. Ogilvie discusses her clinical focus on endocrine surgery and her current regenerative medicine research interests that focus on the development of tissue-engineered endocrine organs, in particular bioengineered parathyroid and adrenal glands. Also, her initial studies on the development of a tumor vaccine and her strong commitment to student mentoring are discussed.

Host John Murphy.

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By | November 27th, 2007|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #41 – David Vorp, PhD

Dr. David Vorp is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering. He is also the Director of the Vascular Surgery and Vascular Biomechanics Research Lab. His research focuses on the assessment of mechanical factors in the genesis and progression of vascular diseases such as arterial aneurysms, atherosclerosis, vascular graft failure, etc., and in the development of tissue-engineered blood vessels. Dr. Vorp also describes some of the new initiatives of his lab such as the use of tissue engineering to treat urethral dysfunction.

On the podcast, Dr. Vorp introduces his innovative approaches to treat vascular disease and shares the status of these emerging technologies. He also shares his insights on Bioengineering education at the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information on Dr. Vorp, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

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By | November 17th, 2007|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #42 – SYIS-TERMIS

Regenerative Medicine Today had an opportunity to visit with the leadership of the North American Chapter of the Students and Young Investigators Section of the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (SYIS-TERMIS) during the 2007 TERMIS North America Meeting that was held in Toronto in June 2007.

At the time of the meeting, the following SYIS-TERMIS North American Section Officers participated in the discussion:

  • Tiffany Sellaro – Chair (now Past Chair)
  • Alison McGuigan – Treasurer
  • Jolene Valentin – Secretary
  • Masoud Yeganegi – Scientific and Professional Development Committee Chair
  • Doug Baumann – Meeting and Fundraising Committee Chair

For more information on the participants and their responsibilities and areas of study, please click here.

On the podcast, the SYIS-TERMIS-NA leadership reviews the vision and the operations of the Chapter and the benefits of students and post-doctoral fellows joining the Society.

For more information on TERMIS, click here.

Host John Murphy.

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By | November 5th, 2007|Tags: , |
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