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3D Printing, Bioprinting, and Additive Manufacturing in the Laboratory and the Clinic

Benjamin Shepherd, PhD

The rapidly developing fields of 3D printing, 3D bioprinting, and additive manufacturing and their applications in the biomedical sciences and medicine offer great potential. The ability for precise, three-dimensional fabrication of both material goods and living tissue has led to an improved understanding of human tissue/organ physiology and biology. This lecture will discuss the current state of the art, such as bioprinted human liver tissue, as well as where researchers hope to make advancements in the near future for therapeutic applications.

Instructor: Benjamin Shepherd is the Director of Therapeutics at Organovo, a San Diego biotechnology company specializing in designing and 3D bioprinting functional human tissue. He has more than 15 years of experience in tissue engineering and regenerative-medicine research. Prior to joining Organovo, Shepherd was an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University. He received a BS from the University of Washington and his PhD from the University of Arizona.

Coordinator: Jerry Kent

Course Number: OSHR-70038   Credit: 0 units

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05/23/2017 In-class 123374 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla