Three-Dimensional Bioprinting for Tissue Fabrication
Nov 19, 2021
2:30PM to 3:30PM
Date(s) - 19/11/2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
3D bioprinting offers great versatility in the fabrication of biomimetic volumetric tissues that are structurally and functionally relevant. It enables accurate control of the composition, spatial distribution, and architecture of bioprinted constructs facilitating the recapitulation of delicate shapes and structures of targeted organs and tissues. This presentation provides an overview of our efforts on developing a series of advanced 3D bioprinting strategies along with various cytocompatible bioink formulations. These platform technologies will likely provide new opportunities in constructing functional tissues to facilitate regeneration, as well as in generating microtissue models for promoting personalized medicine.
Dr. Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department 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 is directing the Laboratory of Engineered Living Systems (www.shrikezhang.com), where the 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, for applications in regenerative medicine and personalized medicine. He is an author of >250 peer-reviewed publications (>45 covers; citations >17,500, h-index = 67). His scientific contributions have been recognized by >40 international, national, and regional awards, notable ones including Materials Today Rising Star Award (2020), C&EN Talented 12 (2018), Society for Mechanical Engineers Marcus Crotts Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2018), IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award (Early Career) (2018), TERMIS-AM Young Investigator Award (2018), and the Lush Prize—Young Researcher (Americas) (2016).