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3D Bioprinting Neural Tissue Using Stem Cells

Stephanie Willerth, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Division of Medical Sciences, UVic

Friday, March 2: 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Stephanie Willerth, PhD, holds a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at UVic, where she holds dual appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Medical Sciences as an associate professor. She currently serves as the director for the Centre for Biomedical Research. Her honours include being named a Woman of Innovation in 2017, one of the 2015 Young Innovators in Cellular and Biological Engineering, and a "Star in Global Health" by Grand Challenges Canada in 2014. She spent the fall of 2016 on sabbatical at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery supported by the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries International Travel Award, where she wrote the book Engineering neural tissue using stem cells, published in July 2017 by Academic Press. She completed her postdoctoral work at the University of California-Berkeley after receiving her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University. Her undergraduate degrees were in biology and chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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