BE 4385. STEM CELL TISSUE ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Students will gain experience and expertise in stem cell culture and differentiation, and engineering stem cell-based 2D and 3D tissue constructs. Using phenotypic markers and appropriately integrating with biocompatible scaffolds, the engineered tissue constructs will be differentiated to several tissue types and functionally validated. Lectures will cover stem cells, designing scaffolds and multimodal imaging techniques. The final projects may include acquisition of big data images, data mining and development of pattern recognition algorithms. Prerequisite: Accepted into the BE Professional Program and BE 3380, BE 3301, BE 3367, or consent of the undergraduate advisor.