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Dr. Ke Cheng: Translational and Bioengineering Approaches for Stem Cell Therapies

September 12, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Speaker: Dr. Ke Cheng -MBS, NC State University
Research focus: Regenerative medicine
Abstract: No therapy currently available can reduce the size of an established scar on the heart. Cell therapy aims to alter this fixed trajectory for MI survivors: to intervene adverse heart remodeling, to reduce scar size, and to actually regenerate viable myocardial tissue. The last one and half decades witnessed the booming of stem cell therapies for multiple diseases. Our lab has been studying heart-derived cardiac stem cells (CSCs) in the past 7 years. Efficacy in cell transplantation is hampered by low rates of cell retention and engraftment in the tissue parenchyma. We have developed multiple ​bioengineering ​strategies to enhance the delivery of stem cells. Also, Stem cells must be carefully preserved to keep them alive and functioning until the time of transplant, and there are some risks involved in cell transplantation as well. We have engineered synthetic stem cells to overcome these barriers.
Location: RB101, CVM, NC State University
Time: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 12:15- 1:15 pm
Host: MBS

Ke Cheng, associate professor of regenerative medicine. Photo NC State University/Becky Kirkland


September 12, 2017

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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