Lectures and seminars Seminar with Y. Shrike Zhang - "3D Bioprinting for Tissue and Tissue Model Fabrication"
Welcome to a seminar with Y. Shrike Zhang from the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, USA on Thursday 31 October.
"3D Bioprinting for Tissue and Tissue Model Fabrication"
Y. Shrike Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
Over the last decades, the fabrication of three-dimensional (3D) tissues has become commonplace in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. However, conventional 3D fabrication techniques are limited in their capacity to fabricate complex tissue constructs with the required precision and controllability that is needed to replicate biologically relevant tissues.
To this end, 3D bioprinting offers great versatility to fabricate biomimetic volumetric tissues that are structurally and functionally relevant. It enables precise control of the composition, spatial distribution, and architecture of bioprinted constructs facilitating the recapitulation of the delicate shape and structure of targeted organs and tissues.
This talk will discuss our recent efforts on developing a series of bioprinting strategies along with various cytocompatible bioink formulations. These platform technologies are likely to provide new opportunities in constructing functional tissues to facilitate regeneration and microtissue models for promoting drug screening.
Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Bioengineer in the Division of Engineering in Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Zhang received a B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering from Southeast University, China in 2008, after which he obtained a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis (2011) and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine (2013).
Dr. Zhang’s research is focused on innovating medical engineering technologies, including 3D bioprinting, organs-on-chips, microfluidics, and bioanalysis, to recreate functional tissues and their biomimetic models. He is an author of >170 peer-reviewed publications with an h-index of 44. His scientific contributions have been recognized by >40 international, national, and regional awards, notable ones including TERMIS-AM Young Investigator Award, C&EN Talented 12, IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award, Society for Mechanical Engineers Marcus Crotts Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award, Lush Prize—Young Researcher (Americas), and Baxter Young Investigator Award.